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Old 06-29-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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Installation fails with PartitionException


Fedora 11 - Exception occures while attempting to resizing existing partitions under the Create custom layout partitioning option.

I tried to install on my Benq Joybook A53.with 120GB SATA HDD, using my existing windows partition

please help me to solve this.

thanks all
 
Old 06-29-2009, 12:16 PM   #2
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Being that Fed 11 is kinda unstable; I would use a stable distro livecd like ubuntu-8.04
to partition the disk, then install Fed 11 to pre-prepared/formatted partition.

But, what do you mean "by using my existing partition"?

Did you reformat, etc or did you do the auto-install?
 
Old 06-29-2009, 12:19 PM   #3
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there is a bug in the install cd and dvd .Some people have found that they can not change partition sizes . I would use the Gparted live cd
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
to resize the partitions first then leave the partition as UNFORMATED
then install fedora 11
 
Old 06-30-2009, 01:57 AM   #4
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Being that Fed 11 is kinda unstable; I would use a stable distro livecd like ubuntu-8.04
to partition the disk, then install Fed 11 to pre-prepared/formatted partition.

But, what do you mean "by using my existing partition"?

Did you reformat, etc or did you do the auto-install?
No I used one of logical drives in my windows HDD. I can delete that partition without having any trouble but try to create linux partitions, it gives exception and exit the installer.

Can I use fedora 10 cd to create partition and install fedora 11 on that partitions? can you explain little bit about that?.

Thanks your help.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 02:04 PM   #5
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as far as i know the bug is in removing the OLD partitions ,in that the parted program on the f 11 dvd/cd dose not work .
i have been using Gparted to UNFORMAT the existing partitions and use the install dvd /cd to format them to ext3 ( for the boot partition only ) and ext4 for / ,and /home .

this bug only affects some hardware.
 
  


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