I have system in my lab with Fedora and windows 7 installed in it.

While booting up, the system first shows up fedora and then inside fedora, i can select whether to load windows 7.

I tried windows installer but it is giving an error at the end of installation.

I was wondering if its possible to install ubuntu without removing fedora and windows.

Is it possible to "shrink volume" from windows and install ubuntu in the partition ? Will it affect the fedora. I dont want fedora to be removed as it may be used by others.

  • You can use Windows 7 also to shrink/enlarge the existing partition to a new one.. When you boot Ubuntu you've install it one the partition that you created by Windows 7. So installing Ubuntu to a new partition will not harm any existing operating system. – Saurav Kumar Oct 24 '13 at 11:51
  • @Saurav Kumar I created a partition using Shrink Volume feature in Windows and installed ubuntu in it. When the system boots up, it only shows fedora and Windows but not ubuntu...How to solve this issue ? – Sai Oct 25 '13 at 8:17
  • Try Boot-repair once. All information is given at the site. – Saurav Kumar Oct 25 '13 at 10:09
  • after using Boot-repair , there is only ubuntu and win 7. Fedora is missing. Fedora does not show up while boot up. Moreover, the space in which Fedora was installed is not added into other operating system. So Fedora is still there but not seen. – Sai Oct 26 '13 at 5:48

Did you install Fedora with its default file system LVM?

In Ubuntu you need to add the lvm drivers then mount the Fedora partitions then you've to update your grub in order to get Fedora on the list.

So follow these steps:

After restart you should Fedora option on the grub menu.

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