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Best way to dual boot XP and Fedora?

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I just got Fedora Core 6 downloaded, but I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to installing it so I can dual-boot with XP. Right now I have Vista on my other HD, and have the Vista bootloader. What do I need to do to get rid of that loader, and which one do I need for Fedora?
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You should be able to boot the Fedora CD and start the install, its best to make sure that you have a partition setup for it before hand if windows takes up the whole drive. Just leave the partition unformatted. During the install process you'll have a few choices that you can choose from when it ask about partitions. Just make sure it recognizes and selected the right partition and that its not messing with the windows one. Its pretty painless.
During the install process you'll also be asked about dual-booting. Fedora uses the GRUB boot loader. Make sure you have the option to boot both windows and linux, it should do that by defualt, but always check just in case. Only takes a minutes to check and could cost hours if somethings seriously mess up. Now thats just in extreme cases. GRUB should replace the windows dual-boot screen.
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Yeah, when i installed fedora it had a quick config for GRUB in the setup while you are installing. It just has the option for other operating systems, and will easy add windows if you check the box. Then when you boot up your computer again you will be able to choose fedora or windows. Nicely, the windows option just seemd to take me to the vista bootloader, so all your windows installs will be easily accsessible.

Make sure you install windows first, otherwise it would overwrite GRUB.
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Okay, so I got fedora installed, but cannot get to the internet! It detects all of my adapters, but cannot make a connection. Is this a driver issue?
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I think by default it has them set to off. Did you click on activate them, when you had the network window open?
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