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Old 02-24-2008, 12:43 PM   #1
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Can not get Fedora Core to install into partition


I bought the book, Linux for non geeks. It came with Fedora Core, I think it is
close to Redhat 10. I canít get it to load to a partition on my hard drive. It said checking
size of a partition which hasnít been allocated yet. Runtime Error: Local variables in
innermost frame: New part request mountpoint and said it is a bug. That I should report it
to Bugzilla and file report against Anaconda. I went Bugzilla but did not understand how
to file the report.
My computer is old. I am running Windows ME, ADM 1.4 cpu 36 GB hard drive
partition C 18GB and D 18GB with 512 Dram mem. Motherboard is SOYO sy k7v
dragon.
Thank for any help about where to go or what to do.

Thanks
Lee
 
Old 02-24-2008, 01:07 PM   #2
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From the info if the drive is 36gig and two partitions are 18gig each then the drive is full. You need to either delete one of them or shrink them down to allow room for more partitions so Fedora can create and install to it. Many post on resizeing partitions here using tools like a live ISO of gparted.

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Old 02-24-2008, 01:34 PM   #3
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Fedora Core

Brian the D 18GB partition is free. I should be able to install Fedora Core, unless I don't understand something?
Thanks
Lee
 
Old 02-24-2008, 01:38 PM   #4
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You should really get a newer version of Fedora like Fedora 7 or 8. You should create some "unallocated free space" to install to.

Fedora has LiveCD's that are installable.
 
Old 02-24-2008, 01:42 PM   #5
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Delete the 18gig partition and let Fedora anaconda installer setup up the partitions from there. Fedora on auto partition will use LVM and create its own partitions within that. If the distro is just Fedora Core with no number then defiantly get something newer like Fedora 8. Major difference is the Fedora Core version 1 is using 2.4 kernel still. After that starting Fedora Core 2 is 2.6 kernels and many nice hardware detection tools come there on. So either Fedora Core 7 or Fedora 8.

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Old 02-24-2008, 02:02 PM   #6
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Thanks Brian and Ryptyde, I will try and find Fedora 7 or 8. What did you mean by live cds.
Lee
 
Old 02-24-2008, 03:02 PM   #7
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I would suggest Fedora 8,simply because it's newer and that means bug fixses,other improvments etc.Live cd is a distributions cd that you can test without installing it to the hard drive.You don't have to delete your 18 GB partition,just when you run your Fedora 8 live cd use that space to be / (root partition),choose ext3 for the file system and install GRUB on the master boot record(MBR).All of this options will be avilable in the live cd installer menu.Also you should create swap partition for your Linux distro,500 MB would be enough.

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Old 02-25-2008, 05:06 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone, Looks like I need to do a lot of home work.
Lee
 
  


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