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Old 04-14-2004, 11:30 PM   #1
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cant install fedora on 8 gig hd?


im trying to make my system daul boot xp/fedora.i had an extra 8 gig hd left over from my xbox i installed gentoox on and upgraded hd's.i unlocked and reformatted it.windows detects it works great .i download the fedora disks,burned them with nero<checked finalize disk >go to install everything looks good,untill it goes to format disk and it says its too small.ive tried several different options on the formatting.this is my first try with linux on the pc. PLEASE HELP
 
Old 04-15-2004, 12:27 AM   #2
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what file systems have u tried to put on it? are all 8 gigs one big partition? it also may be possible that Xbox and windows may both be prebuilt w/ the driver needed for the xbox drive which may not be completely linux compatable or something.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 08:13 AM   #3
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What kind of HD is that 8 gig?
 
Old 04-15-2004, 05:22 PM   #4
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its a western digital hard drive.like i said it works great in windows.ive tried removing all formats before install,ive tried auto install partions,set them up my self with / /boot & swap equally sized and different sizes.it just keeps saying not enough room on harddrive.is there another verson of linux that may be better to try? smaller perhaps?
 
Old 04-15-2004, 06:17 PM   #5
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After reading your first post a couple times I got a question do you have any unpartitioned space on your primary hard drive? I think the install will at least attempt to put /boot on whatever your main drive is.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 07:35 PM   #6
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i dont think so i'll try that.thanks
 
Old 04-15-2004, 08:10 PM   #7
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that didnt work i think maybe its my disk is corrupt,the media check doesnt say it is,but im gonna download some more disks and try that.the install seems ok until,it says copying image,then it says your "error copying image,disk is probably full",so maybe the image in the disk has a problem,MAN THIS SUCKS!
 
Old 04-15-2004, 11:16 PM   #8
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slackware and debian can be put on w/ really small HD space...so can small distros like Delilinux, Feather Linux, Damn Small linux, and Peanut Linux. I would try Delilinux (since it is the smallest one designed for a hard drive install and not a live CD...only 90 MB) and see if you can install it...then you'll know if it is the hard drive or fedora.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 05:22 PM   #9
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Locked

the harddrive is probably locked still
P.S> the swap method mentioned on xbox-scene.com doesn't work!
 
  


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