Failure to install fedora 20
FAILURE TO INSTALL FEDORA 20
I have successfully installed
Fedora x86_64 on my home PC as a dual-boot
system several times. After a disk crash,
I have now one 2 TB disk with Window Vista,
and a number of FAT23 and NTFS partitions
with data (which I don't want to accidentally
overwrite!). On this disk there is also a
512 GB unused partition, to be used for
Fedora 20, and another 20 GB unused partition,
to be used for Linux swap.
I don't want to do an automatic install,
since I want a lot of software like C compiler,
PHP etc., which would then be excluded.
So, I attempted to make a manual installation
from DVD, and I expected Anaconda to give me
a screen showing the partition/file system layout,
(which is what I got with Fedora 10 and Fedora 14)
but no such thing. I only get told that I have
520 GB free space. Since I want only one Linux
file system (i.e. no separate "/boot", "/var",
"/home", "/tmp" etc.), I chose "/" to be installed
without LVM, size 512 GB. Anaconda told me something
like "Error in file system layout", but nothing more,
and refused to continue. Anaconda's built-in Help
gave no advice.
I also have DVDs with Fedora 17 and 19 for x86_64,
and I'm tempted to install from one of them,
and after that install/upgrade to Fedora 20,
hoping the Anaconda would recognize that there
already are Linux partitions on my disk, and
will simply reuse them.
I'd be most grateful for any suggestions.
Last edited by Ake Torngren; 03-05-2014 at 05:43 AM.