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Old 08-19-2017, 06:53 PM   #1
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Old version of Fedora 16 won't give up enough space to reinstall new version. 26

Ok I have an acer aspire one, I was running Fedora 16 on it. I haven't been using it for a while now, and I decided to reinstall fedora 26 32 bit on it. But when I get to the point where I boot from the USB and install the new version of fedora everything runs ok, but I can't get passed the part where I have to reclaim space. The ASUS drive comes up as full and won't allow me to reclaim enough space to install the new version.

I'm pretty new to Fedora and I felt like reinstalling should be pretty straight forward. I'm not sure what I am missing.
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I find the partitioner an exercise in frustration, so I just arrange things before I start. You should be able to delete all the partitions from the liveUSB (choose "Try Fedora") - you may have to swapoff to get rid of the swap partition.
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I think you need to make sure you are selecting to overwrite the existing partitions, not install along side them. It's been a while since I've installed Fedora, but there should be an option to replace the existing install. However, you may have to select "manual install" to have access to that option.

This is an older article, but it still may help:
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