I intend to re-install Fedora 20 on a new computer as I am having a lot of trouble with the installation done by the vendor of the computer. It is a dual boot machine with a small Windows XP3 partition for things I cannot do in Linux (mainly proprietary software for electronic devices)
It may be my fault fumbling things that has caused the problems, but anyway I want to re-install it from the official DVD. My question is: can I just accept the automatic partitioning, will it preserve the existing partitions, and will the dual boot Grub still work?
I have no data stored on the new machine: all that was backed up on separate hard drives from the old one, and I have done no permanent work on the new one.
Please can anyone help, with just this simple one (or one and a bit) question? I don't want answers giving reasons why I shouldn't do it, however kindly intended.
Reading the list of "Similar Questions", this may have been already answered, but it looks as though I will lose this typing if I leave the page to go and look. I apologise if that is the case.