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Accolating disk space fails on a GPT disk

asked 2014-06-03 04:44:11 -0600

martijnvd gravatar image

Hi there,

I am trying to install Fedora 20 on my new UEFI system. The target disk is a 3TB HDD formatted with GPT. I have 512 GiB of free space, yet anaconda fails to create partitions, stating that there is not enough free space. I have screenshots, but unfortunately this site does not let me post them.

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answered 2014-06-03 10:15:50 -0600

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In Anaconda view, free space is the space of the disk which is NOT partitioned. I guess your 512GiB free space is inside a (or event more) partitions, right? If you have an empty 512GiB partition, the solution is easy: you should just delete that partition and let Anaconda create needed partitions there. If the free space is inside a partition with some data, you should shrink your partition. If my answer don't help, please add your disk layout to your question (e.g. gdisk -l output). Where exactly does that 512GiB reside?

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