I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 by specifying "Use the entire disk" during installation. Now, I would like to install Fedora alongside Ubuntu. I would like to know whether it's possible or not. If it's possible, then please explain the procedure to me.

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Can you tell me which option to choose and what should I do from here on?

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    Shrink current system. The instructions should be clear enough from there. – Tshepang Apr 11 '11 at 0:58
  • I've had success with the shrink partition option in Fedora, but it can cause glitches – user20167 Jun 23 '12 at 2:30

In your installer, at the partitioning stage:

  • Resize your Ubuntu partition to something smaller; a decent partitioner will tell you the limits in which you can do this. For example if the data in a 100GB Ubuntu partition is taking 80GB, you cannot resize it to a smaller size than that.
  • Create a fresh partition in the empty space, and install Fedora there.
  • Continue with installation as normal.

Were I you, I'd let both Fedora and Ubuntu share a /home partition, and give each around 20GB partition each. This is just to simplify the set up, and shouldn't cause issues if you follow these guidelines.

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    This is what I love about Linux; you can resize partitions without getting boot errors (cough windows cough). – Blender Apr 11 '11 at 0:54

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