Dual boot Ubuntu and Fedora on laptop

Install Ubuntu 12.10 first and then Fedora 17 on the laptop using USB media.

  1. Install Ubuntu 12.10 with some free space unallocated

  2. Install Fedora 17 in a new partition in the free space

  3. Restart and boot Ubuntu, install lvm for Fedora and update grub:

    $ sudo apt-get install lvm2
    $ sudo mount /dev/sdaN /mnt
    $ sudo update-grub

    (/dev/sdaN is the partition for Fedora for the only mount point /)

  4. Reboot