Error when I choose the device to install fedora

asked 2017-02-25 06:33:10 -0500

joangg gravatar image

When I try to install Fedora 25 and I choose the device where I want to install it, I get this error message and I can't continue the installation:

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This happens with the Cinnamon spin too. If I choose the HDD (not the SSD) there's no problem, but I want to install fedora in the SSD.

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did you try to choose both and manual partition? do you have free space no partitioned on the SSD?

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2017-02-25 13:29:21 -0500 )edit

I'll try to choose both and manual partition tomorrow!

I had no free space on the SSD, but I thought this could be the problem and I restarted and resized some partitions with gparted and then tried again and I had the same problem.

Thanks for the ideas.

joangg gravatar imagejoangg ( 2017-02-25 18:38:02 -0500 )edit

Moreover, it would be very interesting to see the details of the error that occurred. Next time this happens, do you get more details, if you click on "More info ..."?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-02-25 22:11:59 -0500 )edit

If I choose both and continue the error is not shown but not all the partitions of the SSD are shown and I can't modify them (delete, create new ones...).

If I click in the "More info..." I get a message that is some hundreds of pages long (tried copying it in a LibreOffice Writer document)... It starts like this (taken a screenshot of the text in gedit because it's longer than the characters I can write here):

More Info... message

joangg gravatar imagejoangg ( 2017-02-26 09:19:13 -0500 )edit

I know this sound crazy, can you run a memory test on your machine? I have similar errors before and were do, to a bad memory. Also did you validate the iso image?

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2017-02-26 13:08:23 -0500 )edit