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Cannot Format to Fedora 24

asked 2016-10-21 18:25:46 -0600

Chinggis6 gravatar image

updated 2016-10-21 19:06:58 -0600

I'm trying to format my computer from Windows 8.1 to Fedora 24.

It is an ASUS laptop with 4GB of RAM.

I am formatting from USB boot as CD-ROM device is not working, that I burned using Rufus burning software.

After GRUB the formatting screen fits to 1/4 of the screen that is shown on the upper left of the screen.

I go through all the things delete all drives and select automatic partition, create root password, and user. And the format finishes and I click to reboot the system. Then when I load my computer Fedora Splashscreen appears but right after that the screen remains dark, that is startx Server doesn't start or doesn't start properly at least.

I click Ctrl+Alt+F2 and login with root or the user created (tried both) to start startx server from the Virtual Terminal. Sometimes it starts and when it starts it just brings a Welcome Window and I go through it clicking NEXT and thats it again the screen gets dark.

I read that it may be due to the core dumps in root partition or something like that.

I have 500 GB of hard drive memory and I select automatic partitions leading it to automatically create /boot as I delete all the other partitions that is I already removed my Windows and all the files in it.

I tried to reformat my laptop severall times but it doesn't work whatever options I choose trying to differentiate.

It seems it doesn't format properly and install the system or something in that manner, and I have tried using service stop command for startx in TTY2 but still there's errors sometimes... I don't understand it well...

Cannot install Fedora 24 Workstation on ASUS laptop model N61Jq

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answered 2016-10-22 06:41:38 -0600

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Download knoppix live distro and use its partitioner to erase previous install create a fat32 volume save and click fstab when prompted then load the fedora distro ,that's how I have done it since fedora 8.Using the Fedora partition manager should work on any system afterwards and if dual booting always put the windows install on first (remember when downloading fedora to test the disc before installing ).

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