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Old 11-22-2005, 11:22 AM   #1
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Fedora won't install on 3GB drive


Hi,

I'm trying to install FC4 on an old machine with a 3GB hard drive. My / partition has about 2.4 GB of space, the rest is for /home, swap etc. After choosing the packages I want, the install size is about 1.1 GB and after the installer formats my partitions it claims that I don't have enough free disk space for the install image. I used Disk Driud to delete my old partition scheme and I created a new one so I'm unsure about why I'm getting this error. If anyone has any ideas I'd be happy to hear them!!

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Old 11-22-2005, 11:34 AM   #2
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Your harddisk is to small.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 12:04 PM   #3
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Do you have an explanation as to how 1.1 GB won't fit on a partition that has 2.4GB of space. That's more than twice the amount of space needed. Even if I try the minimal install which is about 700 some odd MB of space it won't fit. But 700 some odd MB< 2.4 GB
so how can the hard disk be too small!!
 
Old 11-22-2005, 12:28 PM   #4
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Hi,

Check out this site:

http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/releas...-hardware-reqs


You can also use fdisk to check if your partitiontable is ok. (and list it here)

Hope this helps you...

Anyways I would recommend that you install a distribution that requires less space, for example Vectorlinux.

Last edited by anti.corp; 11-22-2005 at 12:32 PM.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 12:34 PM   #5
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thanks for the info
 
  


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