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Old 09-18-2012, 01:24 AM   #1
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How to create root partition for my Linux Drive?


I'm lost, confused, and tired.

So here's the deal so far. I downloaded the .iso for fedora linux onto my flash drive. I booted my computer from the flash drive then selected "Install to hard disk".

back at camp windows, i partitioned part of my c drive, i added L: drive, or linux drive.

This is ideally where i would put fedora. So i select custom install for fedora and point it to my L drive but it says i need to define root partition.

Two more questions: When i select "use existing space" in the auto install thing, does that use all my other space? Or will that automatically partition my hard drive to my liking?

Even when i select auto install, i get this error when http://i.imgur.com/RGT2u.jpg i try to select my mount drive etc. Thanks for the help, i'm dying to use fedora!
 
Old 09-18-2012, 01:36 AM   #2
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Just remove the partition you created for Linux (one partition is not enough anyways) and let the installer use the free space, it will use the unpartitioned space on the disk to automatically create the needed partitions.
Keep in mind that Fedora is a bleeding edge development distribution. It contains only the newest software, which sometimes leads to a broken system, so it is not really suitable for someone new to Linux. I would rather recommend to use Mint, Mepis or Ubuntu if you are new to Linux.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 04:21 AM   #3
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All of the above is good advice, but don't feel the need to give up on Fedora necessarily. However this
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may become a little more regular state ....
 
Old 09-18-2012, 09:34 AM   #4
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I see, i might try mint then.

But when i do the auto install i get the error that is in the picture?
 
Old 09-18-2012, 11:05 AM   #5
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You took the automatic route that will use unpartitioned space on the disk. This will obviously not work if there isn't unpartitioned space.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #6
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As Tobi said, delete the L drive you created for Linux. That won't work in Windows anyway, because Linux needs a Linux filesystem, which Windows won't be able to recognize once it's all said and done.

Right now it's saying there's no available space because you took all of it with the partition you created, and you can't use the partition you created because 1) it's the wrong filesystem type, and 2) Linux needs more than one partition. So just delete the partition, and let the installer auto-config using the available space.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 02:36 PM   #7
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Still get that dreaded error.

But that still doesn't solve the error i get in the picture that says I don't have any space.

I'm going to try mint today, that's easier right? hahaha.
 
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But that still doesn't solve the error i get in the picture that says I don't have any space.
Like I said above, "Right now it's saying there's no available space because you took all of it with the partition you created, and you can't use the partition you created because 1) it's the wrong filesystem type, and 2) Linux needs more than one partition. So just delete the partition, and let the installer auto-config using the available space."

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I'm going to try mint today, that's easier right? hahaha.
It's going to have the exact same problem until you delete that partition you created and let the Linux installer use the space.


When the installer complains about not having any available space, it's not talking about the unused space in a partition, it's talking about the available unpartitioned space. You have no unpartitioned space because you created a huge empty partition that the installer can't use. So just delete it and let the installer do its thing.

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:37 PM   #9
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| I deleted it, so i have 10 gbs of un allocated space. I still got the same error though! I couldn't even get past the first screen, the picture in my original post has it.
 
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10GB may not be enough for the automatic partitioning method used in Fedora, it probably assumes more available space than that. Is there an option to manually partition? If so, you should be able to get by with a 2GB swap partition, and the remaining 8GB as ext4 mounted at /.
 
  


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