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Old 10-19-2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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Question Fedora 13 Installation Error on HP G62-a45EE


Dears,
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,

Note:
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.
 
Old 10-19-2010, 07:45 PM   #2
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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??
 
Old 10-20-2010, 06:41 AM   #3
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i can't run terminal from my fedora dvd, so below info are from windows 7 disk management:
Volume=====Layout===Type==FileSysem===Status===============Free Space
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.
 
Old 10-20-2010, 07:41 AM   #4
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model type: HP G62-a45EE (http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/me/en...9-4208125.html)

Error Msg appears: "could not allocate requested partitons: not enough free space on disks"

i googled for this error and it seems that the problem in SATA driver, also i can't change SATA configuration from BOIS,
your support is highly appreciated.
 
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:17 PM   #6
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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?
 
Old 10-23-2010, 03:06 PM   #7
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actually i don't have kive Linux CD,
i am new comer to linux i just downloaded Fedora 13 from Redhat site and i can't get access to terminal window to run FDisk command,

can you give me a link to doenload this live CD ?
 
Old 10-23-2010, 03:06 PM   #8
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actually i don't have live Linux CD,
i am new comer to linux i just downloaded Fedora 13 from Redhat site and i can't get access to terminal window to run FDisk command,

can you give me a link to doenload this live CD ?
 
Old 10-23-2010, 03:32 PM   #9
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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
or
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 "

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Old 10-23-2010, 03:58 PM   #10
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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?
 
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keep in mind that fedora 14 will be out in 1 to 2 weeks
then fedora 15 6 months after that
and that fedora 13 ONLY has 7 months of life left . 30 days after fedora 15 is out fedora 13 is DEAD .

also fedora uses very very very new code and most existing source ( older than 6 months to a year) WILL need hacking to install on fedora
 
  


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