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Trouble while installing Fedora 17 from USB

asked 2012-09-06 17:52:04 -0500

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I am attempting to dual-boot Fedora 17 on my new ultrabook which has

  • an Intel i7 3517U processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • Windows 7, 64-bit
  • no CD/DVD drive

I created a bootable USB drive using the LiveUSB Creator. I follow the instructions, but after I choose my language and location it begins to scan the hard drive and I get this popup window. Obviously this is an issue, because I want to create a partition in /dev/sda. If I click ok, I can create my root password and then select a custom layout, but that takes me to this screen. I cannot select the partition that I need, so I cannot proceed further along with the installation.

Does anyone have any insight into this issue? Why does it not recognize the /dev/sda or /dev/sdb disks?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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answered 2012-09-07 01:46:15 -0500

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It seems you have a RAID configured with your sda and sdb disk. And Fedora doesn't recognize your RAID controller.

The installer disable access to these disk to avoid data corruption.

Maybe in the next version your RAID will be supported... you could wait... or post more info about your motherboard / ultrabook.

Also you could destroy your RAID and install Fedora, but you will lose all the data and Windows installation. Fedora and Windows can create soft-RAID whitin the operating system and that always works.


Then you don't have a RAID configured in BIOS, the error message was misleading us.

It must be a Windows dynamic disk. Try freeing space in Windows and creating a basic partition scheme so you can use it to install Fedora.

You can use the disk management utility from Windows 7. If the Windows utility gives you problems or doesn't allow it, try a free tool which understand Windows 7 disks (Partition Wizard, Partition Magic...)

It's possible you get problems with the Windows 7 utility

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answered 2012-09-09 03:10:30 -0500

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Please, copy code of bug and open ticket on http://bugzilla.redhat.com , thanks.

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