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So I am planning to install Fedora 11 on a laptop. It has 3 partitions, 40gb for my C: where Windows is installed, 80gb for my D: where everything is stored, and another 40gb for Fedora. Every time I tried to install Fedora in the partition reserved for him, I encountered a bug. I tried to use Create Custom Layout. There are 3 partitions in the table and are labeled NTFS. I deleted the partition reserved for my Fedora, it's a success. In that partition, I want to partition it again. 15gb for /, 13gb for /home, and 2gb for the swap. But once I labeled / as ext3 I will encounter a bug. I also tried changing my / as ext4, and still the same.
There can only be 4 primary partitions on your hard disk, if you want more than 4 you need to use extended and logical partitions ... I'm a little confused by what you're saying, so I can't help much more ... what is the exact layout of your hard disk now? I mean partition number, etc. Also, I would use ext3 because going by what I've read, ext4 is still unstable and has bugs to be worked out ...
Or are you saying you're using Logical Volume Management?
The partitioning section of the Centos installer confused me every time. Probably most of what I wanted to do was there, but the UI and the flow of operations never made sense to me. From reading this and other threads, I don't think I'm alone in that reaction and Fedora probably hasn't improved it.
Since I have a Mepis liveCD anyway, and I know how to boot Mepis liveCD and run gparted, I have done that before installing Centos (sometimes after trying to install Centos initially and failing) on each of the several systems where I ultimately installed Centos.
I find it very easy in gparted to lay out the partitions I want to use for Centos.
I find it very easy in the Centos installer to point at the existing partitions and tell it to use this one for / and that one for /home and use the existing swap, and whatever other strange partitioning I wanted for that system.
gparted is annoyingly slow in a Mepis liveCD and I think that issue may be specific to the Mepis liveCD. I use it anyway, because it's what I'm used to. But if you want to get a liveCD for the purpose of running gparted, maybe you should pick a different one. A full featured liveCD is nice to have around, so I probably wouldn't select the liveCD that is exclusively gparted. I'd select some other liveCD that includes gparted.
Maybe knudfl already gave enough help to do the job right using the Fedora installer. If not, don't bang your head against the wall trying to figure it out. Use gparted before running the Fedora installer and set up your partitions using an understandable GUI.
If you are installing fedora11 from a livecd, then you are in a compulsion to create / partition as ext4 as installer just copies the files to your hard disk from cd without making any changes. And as /boot partition isn't supported to be ext4 as yet, you can't have /boot on / partition itself. /home can be ext3, ext 4 or any format you choose from installer options.
Thus use the following layout
/home whatever you wish