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Playing with Linux

I have played with Linux many years ago, I used it on a daily basis using Ubuntu on a desktop PC. Ubuntu is quite easy to work with and it’s user-friendly. Anyone can install Ubuntu and be able to make changes and modifications without any problems. The Graphical User Interface (GUI) makes it easy to use just like any Windows or MacOS. Since that time I have used a Macbook Pro running MacOS. The only experience I’ve had since then was installing Ubuntu over my wife’s Windows 10.

Playing With Linux

Installing Ubuntu

I have since gotten an old laptop, and I have installed Ubuntu on it. I want to learn more about Linux and how it works. The plan is to dual boot it with Fedora so I can get more Linux experience. You can make a Fedora live cd or USB to put Fedora on. You will need to use a program to burn the Fedora ISO to the USB drive. While there are many options I am using Etcher, whichI found online.

Installing Fedora

As I was installing Fedora I couldn’t figure out how to re-partition the main hard drive. As a result of plenty of online research, it appears that you can’t partition a mounted hard drive. I had to boot into Ubuntu’s live USB and re-partition the hard drive with Gparted.

Once I had re-partitioned the hard drive, I was able to run Fedora from the live USB. Since I’ve already installed Ubuntu on the hard drive. I had to manually create partitions for Fedora Operating System, otherwise, it would wipe out the Ubuntu install.

Partitioning the Hard Drive

For the Fedora OS, I had to create a home, root and swap partition for the Operating system to run on. The size of each partition would be dependant on your computers resources, and how large the overall partition is. The installation instructions are easy to follow and in no time I had Fedora installed on my laptop.

After I had Fedora installed, I rebooted and made sure the Operating System was working. The Fedora is working and booting without any problems. However, when I try to boot into Ubuntu it’s just reloading and going back to the Boot menu. I am not sure how, or why Ubuntu wasn’t working. I went back and did a complete re-install of Ubuntu and we’ll try this again. re-installed Ubuntu it didn’t over-write my Fedora partition. So once I restart my computer it gives me the Grub Boot Loader and allows me to choose which distribution of Linux I want to run.

Re-installing Ubuntu

As I was re-installing Ubuntu I was sure it was going to over-write the Fedora partition. However, when I re-booted the laptop I found that it didn’t over-write my Fedora partition. So once I restart my computer it gives me the Grub Boot Loader and allows me to choose which distribution of Linux I can want to run.

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