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How can I manually define the partition section with Fedora 26 Xfce live

asked 2017-11-06 09:28:23 -0500

serena gravatar image

Hi, can anyone, please show me/or give me some more info regarding whether it is possible to do a manual partitioning using the Anaconda from the Fedora 26 Xfce spin.iso installer? Also, I tested the Live version from a USB, and the desktop environment seemed to be the GNOME one instead. I am wrong??

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answered 2017-11-06 12:14:30 -0500

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Welcome to ask.fedora! When you install from a Live system, Anaconda will show you the default partitioning scheme, but also give you the option of a Custom installation. If you want to do manual partitioning, simply select Custom.

And, to answer your second question, what DE you get depends on which .iso you download. I happen to have a copy of the current Xfce image here, and its name is Fedora-Xfce-Live-x86_64-1.5.iso. Each of the spins has the name of its DE in the name, except Gnome, as that's the default. I hope that this answers your question. If not, please respond to this and I'll see what else I can do for you. In any event, I hope you get everything working to your satisfaction.

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answered 2017-11-06 13:41:34 -0500

serena gravatar image

Hello, thank you for the quick answering. Indeed, I managed to find out how the custom partition settings works, but, then two main questions were raised: 1o - It seems that when I customize the /boot, two additional boot options show up; biosboot or /efiboot, depending from how we run the live system. Should I need to add both the /boot and the second /boot/bios (efi) now?

2nd: The PC contains (accordind to the products specifications): -a Intel SATA controller , 10 x 6 Gbits/s, - an on -board and an Intel Matrix Storage RAID , alternative (BIOS) Should I need to consider the RAID for booting (I am planning to have a dual boot with windows 10 in the future)?

3o- I have two hard drives, one of SSB 250 GB, which I am thinking to use for the partitions: / , /boot, /var, /swap (16 BG), and a second disk of 2T SATA which I think to place the /home and (space for windows system; don´t know how to call this partition). Is this the correct way? Also, do you think is worth to make another swap of 16 GiB in this disk (the worksation will be used for heavy calculation and 3 D visualization wih NVidea Quadro P4000).

4o- I used the Fedora Media Writer tool on windows 10Pro, maybe i did something wrong, as I was convinced that it had picked up the right spin from my PC? But that leads me to the question on how to run CHECKSUM in windows 10 PRO? I´ll repeat the process...

5o - If a partition e.g /home is placed both in the two hard drive disk, using the LVM , and if one of the disks fails, with I loose all the data?

Thank you for all the support. Susana

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My understanding is that you only need to create /boot, and Anaconda will populate it as needed. And, if you're not using LVM, you don't even need to do that and /boot will go into your root filesystem. As far as your other questions, there are people far better qualified to answer them than I am, and I'll leave it to them.

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