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    install linux in association with windows

    I tried to use the linux DVD to install a copy of fedora onto my hd (not the main partition, the "/dev/sda7", "G:\" partition) but it said there was an error installing grub. Then a bug window came up, crashing the installation. What should I do?
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    Did you boot from the DVD?
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Yup.
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    Where was grub trying to install to?
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    while this post is still alive, let me ask one more thing. How is it possible to install linux on dos partition, dosn't it require a non-dos partition to install.

    Between @OP: If you wanted to install linux on top windows, why dont use some emulators and such as cygwin?

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    Between @OP: If you wanted to install linux on top windows, why dont use some emulators and such as cygwin?
    Or use Wubi.. You can install ubuntu like you install an application in windows
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    This seems simply a problem with grub no being able to install itself for some reason. You may want to try and fix your MBR before trying the install.

    There's a few methods, I reckon. http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3975 is as probably as good as any other.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Okay, it was just a setting I had during the installation, grub went fine now, however, there is a new error "cannot mount /dev/sda7 as /". And yet, I have nothing pre-mounted.
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    Please help. All the error says is that is couldn't mount /dev/sda7 (my 4th partition) as the root, even when I unmount the current root media device (/dev/sr0).
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