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Old 06-23-2011, 04:28 AM   #1
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Not enough disk space (during installation)


I use windows 7 Home Basic and I want to install linux redhat beside it .
So, in windows, I shrinked my Local Disk C 120gb, with Disk Management (control panel) .
During installation of redhat, I got to the step where I have to choose the partition where it will be installed .
First, I tried the 4th option ( use free space to create a partition), but it gave me error: Not enough disk space .
So, I tried the 5th option ( create a new partition) . It showed me the partitions on my pc , and showed me : Free, of size 120 gb ,which ensures that is free 120 gb.

I tried to create a new partition, but it gave me the same error .

Why is this happening although I have 120 gb free (unallocated) ?
I hope anyone could help me solve this problem .
Thanks you .
 
Old 06-23-2011, 04:54 AM   #2
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If you changed your "C" drive to a smaller partition then you should have space as stated.

I would look at the "manual install"

If you only have the one disk and your "free space" is to the right your disk should be

sda2 (or hda2 if you have an IDE drive). (s-sata / scssi h-ide / a-z # of connection on MB / # is the partition)

In order to validate just look of the size of the partition.

***************** Please make sure you validate the drive or you will loose your Windows OS & any data on that drive *********

Below is a link that will give you further details.

http://linux.about.com/od/embedded/l/blred_inst3_19.htm

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-23-2011, 05:37 AM   #3
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My disk is /dev/sda .
under it there is :
- sda1
- sda2
- sda3
- sda4
- Free (120gb)
.
If i double click on the Free to make a partition out of the free memory, and fill the forms, then click continue, I get an error :
Error : Unable to allocate the required partitions, Not enough disk space .

I referred to the link, but didnt find any useful information .
 
Old 06-23-2011, 06:56 AM   #4
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- sda1
- sda2
- sda3
- sda4
- Free (120gb) : No free space, when the above partitions are primary ones.
 
Old 06-23-2011, 05:01 PM   #5
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You can only have up to 4 primary partitions per disk ( or mixture of extended/primary)

Your issue is that you have all of those allocated. What is in each partition ?

Did you partition that drive for data storage prior ? If so you need to consolidate to open up a partition for Linux.

If you are not sure what is on the partitions please do the following and post.

First mount the drives then post the output

df -hTl --total

I would like to see the files systems by partition so we can determine which is windows.


Mine -->
Quote:

Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 ext4 53G 13G 38G 25% /
tmpfs tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /lib/init/rw
tmpfs tmpfs 397M 708K 396M 1% /run
udev tmpfs 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% /dev
tmpfs tmpfs 793M 2.0M 791M 1% /run/shm
/dev/sdb1 ext4 917G 547G 324G 63% /media/N-Space
/dev/sdd1 ext4 1.4T 946G 360G 73% /media/E-Space
/dev/sdc1 ext4 294G 191M 291G 1% /media/Turtle
total - 2.6T 1.5T 1015G 60%

 
  


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