Many computers are sold with some version of Microsoft Windows preinstalled, claiming the entire disk. In order to install Fedora in a dual-boot configuration, it is necessary to reduce the size of the Windows partition to free up some space.
Fedora does not provide a good tool for resizing Windows partitions. Fortunately, there is a very good open source tool available, GParted.
Always back up your data before adjusting partitions.
Download the 26 MB GParted LiveCD from http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php and burn it onto a CD or DVD. Insert the disc into the system to be resized, and then start (or restart) the system; the screen shown in Figure 10-1 will appear.
Figure 10-1. GParted LiveCD boot screen
You may need to adjust the BIOS boot options to force the system to boot from the disc.
Figure 10-2. Language selection screen
Figure 10-3. Keyboard selection screen
The software will then prompt you for your display resolution, as shown in Figure 10-4; select the default unless you’re ...