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Old 01-19-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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install fedora on a asus eee


my eee-pc netbook also has 4 partitions taken. i wasnt sure how to install so i just run from live-usb... judging by sizes and names. i think the partitions are for: restore, windows, backup, boot ?
(maybe i will transfer the image to an sd-card so it feels more internal).

edit: does anyone know which partion would be safe to delete:
Code:
[liveuser@localhost ~]$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x08fbdfc3

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63   167782859    83891398+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2       167782860   298134269    65175705    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3       298134270   312480314     7173022+  1c  Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda4       312480315   312581807       50746+  ef  EFI (FAT-12/16/32)

Last edited by schneidz; 01-19-2011 at 10:21 AM.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 11:38 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by schneidz View Post
my eee-pc netbook also has 4 partitions taken. i wasnt sure how to install so i just run from live-usb... judging by sizes and names. i think the partitions are for: restore, windows, backup, boot ?
(maybe i will transfer the image to an sd-card so it feels more internal).

edit: does anyone know which partion would be safe to delete:
Code:
[liveuser@localhost ~]$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x08fbdfc3

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63   167782859    83891398+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2       167782860   298134269    65175705    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3       298134270   312480314     7173022+  1c  Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda4       312480315   312581807       50746+  ef  EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
The default configuration on my eee 900ha was that /dev/sda1 was the Windows C: drive, /dev/sda2 was an empty D: drive for data, /dev/sda3 is the Windows restore partition, and /dev/sda4 is some kind of "boot-booster" type of thing I don't fully understand.

I'd recommend you mount /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 and see what's in them. If /dev/sda2 is empty in your case as it was mine, then of course it is safe to delete. (I would recommend making a backup of /dev/sda1 to an external drive before proceeding, just in case...)
 
Old 01-19-2011, 01:29 PM   #3
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^ sorry to hi-jack the thread but it is still related...
this is the pc i bought: ASUS Eee PC 1001PX 3-cell

i wonder why the default os needs all 4 partitions to run ?

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Old 01-21-2011, 05:22 PM   #4
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install fedora on a asus eee

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i would like to install fc-14 to my eee-pc netbook (ASUS Eee PC 1001PX 3-cell) but the 4 partitions are taken by windows. i wasnt sure how to install so i just run from live-usb... judging by sizes and names. i think the partitions are for: restore, windows, backup, boot ?
(maybe i will transfer the image to an sd-card so it feels more internal).

i would like to install fedora but i dont want to fubar my win-xp.
edit: does anyone know which partion would be safe to delete:
Code:
[liveuser@localhost ~]$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x08fbdfc3

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63   167782859    83891398+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2       167782860   298134269    65175705    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3       298134270   312480314     7173022+  1c  Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda4       312480315   312581807       50746+  ef  EFI (FAT-12/16/32)

Last edited by unSpawn; 01-23-2011 at 07:07 AM. Reason: //Clean up texts and links due to post merge.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 06:03 PM   #5
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If /dev/sda2 is blank, then it is the logical, safe choice to delete, creating empty space for your Fedora install.

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Old 01-22-2011, 09:45 AM   #6
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thanks for the advice but it has some stuff in it:
Code:
[liveuser@localhost ~]$ sudo mount /dev/sda2 hd2
[liveuser@localhost ~]$ ll -R hd2
hd2:
total 4
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 4096 Dec 27 02:59 System Volume Information

hd2/System Volume Information:
total 24
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root     0 Nov 18  2009 MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root  4096 Jan 17 03:00 _restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}
-rwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 20480 Dec 27 02:59 tracking.log

hd2/System Volume Information/_restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}:
total 0
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 0 Dec 27 03:14 RP1
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 0 Jan  2 19:54 RP10
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 0 Jan  2 20:55 RP14
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 0 Jan  2 20:56 RP15
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 0 Jan  4 13:21 RP16
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 0 Jan 16 23:29 RP17
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 0 Jan 18 13:37 RP19
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 0 Dec 27 03:41 RP2
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 0 Dec 27 03:41 RP3
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 0 Dec 27 03:41 RP4
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 0 Jan  1 11:03 RP8
drwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 0 Jan  2 17:11 RP9

hd2/System Volume Information/_restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}/RP1:
total 9
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 758 Dec 27 03:09 change.log.1
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 758 Dec 27 03:14 change.log.2
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root   8 Dec 27 03:14 RestorePointSize

hd2/System Volume Information/_restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}/RP10:
total 9
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 12904 Jan  2 17:18 change.log.1
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root   760 Jan  2 19:53 change.log.2
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root     8 Jan 17 00:40 RestorePointSize

hd2/System Volume Information/_restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}/RP14:
total 9
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 9092 Jan  2 20:36 change.log.1
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 1266 Jan  2 20:55 change.log.2
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root    8 Jan 17 00:40 RestorePointSize

hd2/System Volume Information/_restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}/RP15:
total 5
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 760 Jan  2 20:55 change.log.1
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root   8 Jan  2 20:56 RestorePointSize

hd2/System Volume Information/_restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}/RP16:
total 5
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 760 Jan  4 13:20 change.log.1
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root   8 Jan  4 13:21 RestorePointSize

hd2/System Volume Information/_restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}/RP17:
total 5
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 2278 Jan  4 13:26 change.log.1
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root    8 Jan 16 23:29 RestorePointSize

hd2/System Volume Information/_restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}/RP19:
total 5
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 736 Jan 17 03:00 change.log.1
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root   8 Jan 18 13:37 RestorePointSize

hd2/System Volume Information/_restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}/RP2:
total 5
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 1264 Dec 27 03:41 change.log.1
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root    8 Dec 27 03:41 RestorePointSize

hd2/System Volume Information/_restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}/RP3:
total 5
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 758 Dec 27 03:41 change.log.1
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root   8 Dec 27 03:41 RestorePointSize

hd2/System Volume Information/_restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}/RP4:
total 5
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 758 Dec 27 03:41 change.log.1
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root   8 Dec 27 03:41 RestorePointSize

hd2/System Volume Information/_restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}/RP8:
total 5
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 8854 Dec 31 09:15 change.log.1
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root    8 Jan 17 00:40 RestorePointSize

hd2/System Volume Information/_restore{F25E1698-153B-479F-9553-62A91D8EF46E}/RP9:
total 5
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 8710 Jan  1 15:06 change.log.1
-rwxrwxrwx. 2 root root    8 Jan 17 00:40 RestorePointSize
seems like win-xp restore points. weird because it is only a couple weeks old ?

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