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Old 12-04-2008, 06:33 AM   #1
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Problem with Installation of Linux...Fedora 8...

I have been installing Fedora 8 Linux with already having Windows Xp as my primary OS....

I have a total of 80GB Hard disk.Out of 80 GB,I have freed 8GB for Linux.
But during Installation after "selecting language for keyboard" and then choosing "Create Custom Layout", while giving partitions I have alotted 4GB for '/' and 2GB for Swap.

Initially space was created for root(/)...but it is unable to create space for swap and all other boot,home etc...

It is showing the error msg as "Could not create partition as there is no space left for /(root)"...

what is the reason behind this...Plz guide me the solution...

Thanx in advance...
Old 12-04-2008, 06:55 AM   #2
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Fedora is like an HP-Windows box, bloated off the hop. It installs everything even when you un-select everything because everything is dependent on everything when it comes to installing Fedora. If you were to put / and all in one partition except for swap, 10GB would be pushing it if you were to install software you actually plan on using beside all the fat Fedora installs from fresh.
Old 12-04-2008, 07:00 AM   #3
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Try cutting your swap down to 512mb, or shrink the Windows partition a little more, Windows is much faster in a smaller partition. I typically give Windows XP 15GB, Windows Vista 20GB, because I store no data in OS partitions, only store data in separate shared partition.
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First you don't need 2GB for swap, the old rule was 1.5 to 2 times ram, but, that was when you only had minimal ram in the system. I don't know how old your system is, but, if it is only a few years old you should do fine with 512mb for a swap partition. If you can, you should give linux at least 10GB to install to, of that give the 512mb for swap then give the rest for your / root partition. I my self try to use no less than 20GB to install linux if I'm setting up a dual boot system. Even with 20GB a person can fill the drive in no time.


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