Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
i just bought new notebook hp G62-a45EE, and i tried to install Fedora 13 on it after selecting language and all name, etc
when it come to partition selction the error "unable to recognize partiton, no free space" i tried also ubuntu 10.4 and the same issue,
i am laready have 20 GB unallocated soace on my HD which i prepared before for Linux,
the new notebook pakaged with Windows 7 64 bit and was allocated in 1 partition 500 GB then i shrinked it and assigned the 20 GB as unallocated.
You need to create a partition out of unallocated space which you should be able to do during the installation. If you could post your partition information someone could probably tell you exactly what to do. Use your Fedora CD, open a terminal to login as root (type su -)hit enter key and type: fdisk -l to get partition info (it is a Lower case Letter L in the command). Post that here. You can do it from the Ubuntu CD also, just change the command to: sudo fdisk -l. Don't think you need any password with either Live CD??
i can't run terminal from my fedora dvd, so below info are from windows 7 disk management:
C: Simple Dynamic NTFS Health, boot, pagefile 65%
E: Simple Dynamic NTFS Health 75%
G: Simple Dynamic NTFS Health 14%
F: Simple Dynamic NTFS Health 83%
HP_Tools Simple Dynamic FAT32 Health 87%
is this ok or there is something else i need to do.
I don't know what the terminology you posted from windows means. I would guess that you already have four primary partitions and therefore cannot create any more without deleting one of the current ones. Obviously doing that would delete all the data on that partition.
Do you have or have access to any Linux Live CD to run the fdisk command?
there can only be 4 primary partitions
and Linux needs one of them , or one of them MUST be a extended partition
back up your important data and just not shrink one of the 4 primary BUT fully remove one of the primary partitions so that there are only 3
a good partition layout for win 7 is to install the OS on a VERY big 60 to 100 gig ( it needs 40 gig Min - for JUST win7 , and the base install of ONLY win7 )
a second partition for your WINDOWS DATA ( so you can reinstall win7 without losing your data
the third primary partition
the fedora /boot ( this MUST ) be at a min. 1 Gig in size -- 1.5 Gig. s better- if you ever want to use "preupgrade" to install the next new version -- released EVERY 6 months
the forth is EXTENDED
that extended is broken up into /, /home, SWAP , and /tmp ? if you want a small tmp
this is done by the fedora installer
the default settings from the installer will set up a LV using LVM
seeing as you are VERY new to linux -- Fedora is NOT a good choice for a very first install
Fedora is a VERY VERY VERY fast past Research & Development distro.
with A VERY NEW and sometimes a VERY different from one release to the next .
If you DO WANT TO LEARN how to fix things when they break ( AND THEY WILL ) with fedora
and YOU DO want to learn by " trial by fire" -- go for it
But i would recommend installing " Linux Mint " as a first install
it is way more "user freindly" than the "experimental" fedora
also a good " live " partitioning tool cd is
gparted ( google it )
or "system rescue cd "
thanks for ypur reply i will try your solution to delete one brimary partiton and try again but i need your advice about "system" dynamic partition, it is 200MB and not appear in my computer window,
[also other oartitons are: 1- Windows 2-Recovery 3- HP Tools 4- myData] and i can't remove any of them]
do u recommend it to be deleted ??
also i choosed Frdora because i am C++ developer and want to develop using C++ under Linux so i choosed full package OS [3.5 GB] to be able to find anything i need, am i correct or whar? and what about development under your recommended OS?