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Old 11-03-2017, 09:45 PM   #1
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Attempting to install Linux Fedora and boot off of flash drive. Created Unallocated space, however when opened it says I have none


Hello everyone! I'm very new to Linux and am having a rough time. I'm attempting to install Fedora Workstation 26 however my Unallocated memory is not appearing

The strange thing I've noticed is that when I made my flash drive a bootable device using PowerISO it formated the disk like so

[---51MB (Unallocated)--][--6MB Healthy(EFI System Partition)][-------------14.4GB (Unallocated)-------]

I'd post a screenshot but unfortunately I'm too new to do so.
This appears strange to me because in all the tutorials I've seen the unallocated space isn't divided like so, rather it's all one big segment.

If anyone has any clue in how to solve my memory problem it'd be very much so appreciated
 
Old 11-03-2017, 10:55 PM   #2
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Try rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/
 
Old 11-03-2017, 11:43 PM   #3
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I tried Rufus before PowerISO and it did the same thing
 
Old 11-04-2017, 12:05 AM   #4
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It also says that all the storage is reclaimable. However when I attempt this it prompts me with an error "Error checking storage configuration"
then "autopart failed: /dev/sdal is currently mounted and cannot be used for installation. Please unmount and retry"
 
Old 11-04-2017, 12:31 AM   #5
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From what I've discovered myself it seems that what's going on is that Linux is attempting to install onto the flash drive (Which I'm pretty sure is bad) instead of my hard drive.

Does anyone know how to add a hard drive to the list of possible drivers I can download linux onto because for the time being it's only prompting me my flash drive
 
Old 11-04-2017, 01:11 AM   #6
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Welcome to LQ!!! It 'should' find the hdd. Is there a 'normal' hdd connected? Assuming yes, it shouldn't need any special drivers.
Can you get a terminal? Ctrl+Alt+f1 (f2/f3/f4) Try: lsblk (or fdisk -l or parted)
(or -maybe- boot with param init=/bin/sh)
Maybe tell us more about the PC... (some strange RAID or ssd device?)
(usually, sda is hdd; sdb is usb; it's like there's no hdd)
&a random link with error (it's sda1 not l): https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1369786

Last edited by !!!; 11-04-2017 at 01:37 AM.
 
Old 11-04-2017, 06:24 AM   #7
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According to the documentation the universal USB creator utilities do not work. To create an install USB drive you need to use Fedora Media Writer.

https://docs-old.fedoraproject.org/e...oot-media.html
 
Old 11-04-2017, 06:26 AM   #8
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have you done a mdsum check to see it the iso your using is good?
 
Old 11-04-2017, 05:31 PM   #9
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Hello everyone! I'm very new to Linux and am having a rough time. I'm attempting to install Fedora Workstation 26 however my Unallocated memory is not appearing

The strange thing I've noticed is that when I made my flash drive a bootable device using PowerISO it formated the disk like so

[---51MB (Unallocated)--][--6MB Healthy(EFI System Partition)][-------------14.4GB (Unallocated)-------]

I'd post a screenshot but unfortunately I'm too new to do so.
This appears strange to me because in all the tutorials I've seen the unallocated space isn't divided like so, rather it's all one big segment.

If anyone has any clue in how to solve my memory problem it'd be very much so appreciated
Firstly, don't call it "memory", "memory" is something completely different and not useful here. What it is is "hard drive space".

Second: The new UEFI enabled ISOs create 2 partitions on your USB drive, one is the EFI partition and the other is the "LiveUSB" partition. It looks like you're only seeing the EFI partition. Many of the "tutorials" were written before UEFI became a "thing".

Third, you say it looks like it's trying to install onto the USB. YES, that's nearly exactly what is happening. The ISO is being expanded into several folders and put on your USB.

And last. Have you tried to boot to the USB? Does it work?
 
  


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