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Old 03-14-2006, 11:06 AM   #1
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Error when trying to install FC4: "not enough disk space"

I'm trying to install Fedora Core 4 at school on a 3 gb hard drie. It keeps telling me that I "don't appear to have enoughd isk space toinstall the packages you'e selected."

Mount Point Space Needed
/ 5 M

But it should hae mor ethan enough space. The total package size is about 2,200 mb max.

Sorry about the typos: school has shitty keyboards.

Thanks in adance.
Old 03-14-2006, 01:06 PM   #2
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Temporary space is used during the install, so the 'total package size' is only an indication of the usage after the install is complete.

Install fewer packages, then add the ones you want after the installation is complete.
Old 03-14-2006, 01:07 PM   #3
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My suggestion would be to partition the hard drive(s) manually. If you let Fedora do it, it's going to take (probably) 512M for swap, 30-100M for /boot, etc. By the time Fedora finishes with that, you've only got like a 1gig left for Home, 1 gig for root. So your 2.2G package selection isn't going to fit on your 1gig /root partition.

1.) Edit partition table by hand.
2.) Drop some packages you don't need.

(sorry about the uncertainty of some of the numbers, its been a while since I installed Fedora)
Old 03-14-2006, 04:00 PM   #4
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Alright, thanks. I'll try just doing a minimal install and then I'll add the packages later.


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