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Old 02-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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problem with installation (disk space)


please excuse me for being a newbie and directly asking my question here.

i have a problem with fedora 18 installation. before the installation, i have free some space on my disk. i use the easeus partition manager software to free up to 200 GB space into unallocated space (image attached)

http://i46.tinypic.com/s2yxok.jpg

the pre installation process went well, but when i start to configure the installation destination, the process always end with "not enough disk space" message, while i actually have a 200GB free space. (image attached)

http://i46.tinypic.com/35n2ezr.jpg

the automatic partitioning failed. so i tried to customize the partitioning, and manually add the mount point to each of /boot, /home, etc. and still failed with the same message (not enough disk space). (image attached)

http://i46.tinypic.com/15oz9dt.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/2vht9b9.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/126coci.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/2ezldhc.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/2dkilqs.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/wrhlki.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/xbeogn.jpg

could someone help me with this problem. thanks before.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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seeing as it is almost impossible to read the "tinypic" images ( they are too tiny )

i am betting you are trying to install fedora the the MBR and not the "freed up partition

also is that "freed up" partition still formatted to MS Windows NTFS


you might want to reread the fedora install guide
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ide/index.html

fedora will default to the FIRST partition on a drive
but you have the option to override that
 
Old 02-19-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
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seeing as it is almost impossible to read the "tinypic" images ( they are too tiny )

i am betting you are trying to install fedora the the MBR and not the "freed up partition

also is that "freed up" partition still formatted to MS Windows NTFS


you might want to reread the fedora install guide
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ide/index.html

fedora will default to the FIRST partition on a drive
but you have the option to override that
Hi John ,

Thank you for your response.

The thing is, ive succeed at installing the Fedora 17 before. They have options so i can choose, between to shrink the current free space on a partition, or to install it to an unallocated space (like the option on this F18 install). I used the shrink partition option and it worked. And in this case (F18 installation), they got no such options, so i kind of unfamiliar with the environment (like mounting /boot etc.). Ive read the document you gave, but still its too general.

Thing i dont understand is, in this picture (http://i49.tinypic.com/2vht9b9.jpg), the system recognize that i actually have up to 200GB free space. So why do i still got the "no t enough disk space" message. If it's like what youve said earlier, how can i not install it on the MBR? Or how can i reformat it so it wont be a MS Windows NTFS anymore?

Thank you.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 08:44 PM   #4
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Fedora dose keep using new and different software
and i tend to be just stuck in my ways when it comes to partitioning disks

as such i have used "Gparted live CD" for years to pre partition disks


from the fedora 18 release notes
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...tml#idm2938992
section 2.2.2
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2.2.2. New Installer User Interface
The anaconda installer has been totally redesigned for Fedora 18. Users will now have more flexibility in how they configure their installation. Some tasks will run in the background to speed the installation process. Consult the Fedora 18 Installation Guide at https://docs.fedoraproject.org for more information.
Advanced Features
System configuration with anaconda is more powerful and flexible through the use of kickstart files. Kickstart files automate installation and accommodate advanced requirements not presented in the GUI, such as multiple desktop environments, atypical storage, and more. Learn more about kickstart options in the Installation Guide.
the chap. on the gui install
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...-Boot-x86.html
the fedora wiki about the new installer
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/NewInstaller
has a video
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If you do not check the customize partitioning box, then when you click Continue or Reclaim space, you are in the 'guided partitioning' workflow. If sufficient space was available (and so the button is labelled Continue), partitioning is now complete: the installer will be configured to automatically create a partition layout in the available space, and you will be returned to the hub.
 
  


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