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can't fedora be installed in ext4 type partition?

asked 2016-01-08 07:40:18 -0500

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I have installed a Windows, Ubuntu, Backbox, Kali Linux in my hard disk. Now i want to install it on my hard-disk but iam not able to do it. I heard that any linux OS can be installed on a logical partition. But the case with fedora was quite different. I have partitioned my 1TB Hard disk as Follows:--

  1. 500mb -ntfs reserved (windows.)- "primary"

  2. 300gb- Windows "primary"

  3. 8gb- "swap"

  4. 600gb- "ext4"

       5.     100gb "Logical".
       6.     100gb  "Logical"
       7.     100gb  "Logical"
       8.     100gb  "Logical"
       9.     100gb  "Logical"
      10.     100gb  "Logical".

when i tried to mount ' \ ' root partition on ext4 partition it isn't working. Cant' i decide in which partition can grub be installed. Please somebody help me out to install fedora. I have downloaded gparted and partitioned one of my logical to 'lvm pv' even then iam not able to allocate a mount-point.

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This is how it looks on my system (only Fedora, additional /boot/efi, UEFI system):

NAME                                         SIZE    TYPE  MOUNTPOINT
sda                                          232,9G  disk  
├─sda1                                       200M    part  /boot/efi
├─sda2                                       500M    part  /boot
└─sda3                                       232,2G  part  
  └─luks-0e097c02-4ab6-46e6-9dd5-285...      232,2G  crypt 
    ├─fedora-root                               18G  lvm   /
    └─fedora-home                            447,1G  lvm   /home
florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-01-08 11:45:19 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-01-08 11:41:53 -0500

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Sure, / can be ext4.

You need at least two partitions: /boot (500MB)(not encrypted) and / (Recommended is a separate /home, then / should be at 10 GB, better 15-20GB). / and /home can be encrypted using LVM2.

A bit older but still valid:

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