Originally Posted by navneethr
If I am not mistaken none of my partitions are primary.
All three of your partitions are primary. As I said earlier, you should create an extended partition taking up all the rest of the disk space and create logical partitions inside that extended partition for whatever partitions you want beyond the first three.
Do you think that is the issue???
No. I expect whenever you get into some partitioning software, it will be easy to create the extended and logical partitions you need. The three primary partitions you have now are OK.
THis is what happened when I tried to install fc13 after fc14.
It booted correctly...I chose the option "reinstall linuc or install a new linux system" as the
other options were not relevant.
After choosing US, US English, locale etc it presented me with a page "on which partition does the
installable image reside" and presented me with the 3 partitions and there was another box to
enter the path of the image file...
unfortunately since the image was on the cd I could not proceed...
I have never installed Fedora, so I have little clue what might be happening there.
There is a correct path for the image file on the CD, but I don't know what that path will be in your situation and I don't know whether typing in that path would be the correct next step or whether you already made some mistake in reaching that point in the install sequence.
I don't think your existing partitions are any impediment to installing another Linux. Maybe the existing partitions caused the FC13 installer to offer confusing choices.
I think you fundamentally are looking at an FC13 install issue, rather than a partitioning issue. If you change the title of your thread to indicate that, you are more likely to attract help from someone who knows enough about FC13 to help you.