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Anaconda doesn't recognize the free-space allocated for Fedora

asked 2017-04-10 09:44:51 -0600

Hello Fedora Community!

I'm a new Unix-based OS user and i'm trying to install Fedora on my laptop . The problem is that I want to keep my windows intact , and the result should be a dual-boot system. Everything works fine excepting the fact that Anaconda doesn't see the unallocated space i prepared for Fedora. I know that this topic has been discussed before, I did some research but I couldn't solve my problem. Do you guys have a solution? :)

Here I attached a print screen with my partitions : https://i.gyazo.com/b5c2d59bf65a9d15d...

Sincerely, Serban

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answered 2017-04-10 16:34:21 -0600

lsatenstein gravatar image

When anaconda starts, does it not present a list of partitions? If so, click on the icon for that 500 gig partition. After choosing it, which should work, you can either configure that partition your self or set file installation type to standard and then click the line above filetype to let anaconda do the setup.

Was that what you did?

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answered 2017-04-10 17:34:47 -0600

cmurf gravatar image

I'm pretty sure the problem is that this is a dynamic disk rather than a basic disk. I see the word Dynamic associated with Disk 0 in the screen shot. It can only be converted from a dynamic disk to a basic disk in Windows. There aren't any Linux tools I'm aware of that can modify or use a dynamic disk.

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