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Old 25. Mar 2021, 02:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need a tip to finish dual booting Fedora with Win10

Have created the extra free space.

Just not sure on that next step in Fedora after selecting hard disk.
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I have zero experience with Fedora but this seems comprehensive enough to follow.

https://www.tecmint.com/install-fedo...ows-dual-boot/
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Thank you MC!

Must pursue my investigation to do their now default BTRFS setup to see how that fares.
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Thank you MC!

Must pursue my investigation to do their now default BTRFS setup to see how that fares.
BTRFS has significant advantages but unless you take a lot of snapshots the main benefits will be for enterprise users. We also get quite a few power cuts here and I'm happier working with Ext4 since it's more likely to come back in one piece when the power is restored.
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That's good.

I'm no geek, so will go for ext4.

Want to test their alternative to PulseAudio (PipeWire).
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From Fedora's beta release notes:

BTRFS transparent compression

After Fedora Linux 33 made BTRFS the default filesystem for desktop variants, Fedora Linux 34 Beta enables transparent compression for more disk space. This increases the lifespan of flash-based media by reducing write amplification for solid-state disks. This compression improves the read and write performance for larger files, with the potential to add significant time efficiency into workflows. With a foundation for future enhancements, we aim to continue adding to these capabilities in future versions.


https://fedoramagazine.org/announcing-fedora-34-beta/

Seeing that i have an SSD, the BTRFS way might be worth a try.
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Looks like UEFI my DELL has, makes it more complicated.

Something about boot/efi.

And the search goes on...

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Looks like UEFI my DELL has, makes it more complicated.

Something about boot/efi.

And the search goes on...
The delights of some hardware and distro combinations.

Some Dell units for instance only support legacy boot from external devices so this will have an effect on some distro choices. Also, some distros fail to set an EFI partition automatically so you need to create your partitions first and then make a manual install from the (usually) "something else" option.
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Out of curiosity I installed Fedora 33 KDE onto my Dell OptiPlex 3060 that contained a single existing installation of OpenMandriva 4.2. Fedora over-wrote the OpenMandriva installation using the default Anaconda options without issue. After the install completed it presented a system update for Dell firmware which then refused to install. This might be Discover at fault or more likely Dell since they design most of their stuff to run on Ubuntu. Nevertheless the prompt for it has now disappeared.
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As usual, things are not always as straightforward with Linux as one would expect.

Not that it is necessarily Linux's fault.
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