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Old 08-08-2014, 04:55 AM   #1
Ronald Remmel
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Installing complete Fedora 20 and 64-bit g++ compiler

I am trying to install RHEL Fedora 20 (64-bit) on my PC because I want to write 64-bit C++ programs. I installed the Fedora 20 (64-bit) disc, but noticed that it did not have the g++ compiler. I then purchased the 15 disc Fedora 20 Software Repository. I followed the installation instructions, but after loading the 10th disc, I got a message that only about 500 MB of disc space remained. The root partition at this time had about 55 GB of files, almost all in the /usr/repo folder. The problem has something to do with my root partition being full, even though I have a 500 GB hard drive. How do I expand the root partition?

Why didn't the people who distributed Fedora 20 take care of this problem?

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Old 08-08-2014, 08:22 AM   #2
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Are you connected to the internet? You could have installed g++ via your software manager or via yum using
sudo yum install gcc-c++

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:07 AM   #3
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Hi & Welcome to Linux Questions:-

How do I expand the root partition?
Download g-parted live and use that. (one method)

Before you do you may want to list(using the fdisk -l command) all of the partitions on your machine so that you don't make a mistake in resizing/allocating partitions.

Why didn't the people who distributed Fedora 20 take care of this problem?
During your Fedora 20 installation the installer (Anaconda) should of allocated appropriate room for your root partition, home and swap. There should of been the option to manually partition if you didn't like what Anacoda was about to write to disk.

Is Fedora the only operating system on your pc?
Old 08-08-2014, 01:21 PM   #4
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the recommended way is
su -
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
I am trying to install RHEL Fedora 20
there is NO OPERATING SYSTEM called that

fedora is NOT!!!!
Redhat Enterprise Linux ( RHEL )

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