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can't install fedora24 on macbook 2010

asked 2016-10-05 17:28:40 -0600

Hi. Having a problem (newbie, never used Fedora before) installing. Here is what i've done: 1. Partitioned hdd into two (mac with osx.6) and free space (150GB) 2. Insert Fedora 24 disk, selected option to install 3. Chose automatically configure. >get 'error checking storage configuration' 4. Back to osx, opened disk utility, formatted 2nd partition as mac OS extended (journalled), ran verify disk >result: disk ok 5. reboot from fedora 24 cd, chose to install to hard drive, chose automatically configure partitioning

same error as before I think it is not recognizing the partitioning I've done as under 'Local Standard Disks' it has only one of 298GB instead of two of about 150GB each

What should I try next? Thanks in advance

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answered 2016-10-06 04:07:51 -0600

Aeyoun gravatar image

updated 2016-10-06 04:08:39 -0600

You can’t choose automatically configured partitioning in the installer. That option means “use the entire drive”. From OS X, format your intended installation target partition as FAT32 and label it “INSTALL HERE” so you’ll recognize it from the installer later on. Then boot into the installer and choose manual partitioning. Refer to the Installation Guide for specifics.

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OK, did as you suggested but at the installation destination it is only listing one disk (with 298GB) and shows sda / 256MB free. When I run sudo fdisk it returns Dev/sda1. 200MB. Efi Dev/sda2. 148GB. Apple hfs/hfs+ Dev/sda3. 148GB. Microsoft basic data.

So, for some reason it is not recognizing that sda3 as a disk. What to do?

MarktrysFedora gravatar imageMarktrysFedora ( 2016-10-06 12:08:20 -0600 )edit

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