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Cannot install Fedora 17 on my pc

asked 2012-06-29 02:39:12 -0500

Ahren gravatar image

Having issues installing Fedora 17 on my pc. Keeps saying not enough allocated space on hard drive even though I cleared up 117gb of unallocated space on my hard drive. I keep using the use "free space" method listed in the install to hard drive tool on the liveusb version of fedora. Anything would be helpfull. Thanks.

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answered 2012-06-29 08:32:49 -0500

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updated 2012-06-29 08:34:11 -0500

I'm not sure but it can be that the it tries to install Fedora on the USB drive (if I uderstood correctly you're using the live version with a USB). Select the HDD and then the "Custom Layout" option, and make a new root partition and a swap one. It should then install Fedora without problems.

I hope this helps.

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answered 2012-07-01 22:06:26 -0500

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The free space method is not want you want to use. If there is not data on the hard disk, try using the "Use Entire Disk" option.

I think this might be caused by the confusion between "Free Space" and unallocated space. If it's showing up as free in Windows, it doesn't imply that the space is unallocated. The partition needs to be resized, so that the space is actually unallocated, rather than simply free.

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answered 2013-01-20 06:12:06 -0500

DMI gravatar image

Hio!

I want to hard install from USB (live, cr8ed by fedora project's software - live runs correctly) to another (16GB) pendrive and also have the same problem.

16 GB formated (FAT32).

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answered 2012-07-01 22:06:13 -0500

vamega gravatar image

The free space method is not want you want to use. If there is not data on the hard disk, try using the "Use Entire Disk" option.

I think this might be caused by the confusion between "Free Space" and unallocated space. If it's showing up as free in Windows, it doesn't imply that the space is unallocated. The partition needs to be resized, so that the space is actually unallocated, rather than simply free.

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answered 2012-06-29 08:52:14 -0500

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updated 2012-06-29 08:53:08 -0500

please check the HDD,you might be selecting the wrong HDD ie /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sda (i am assuming /dev/sda as my PC HDD and /dev/sdb as live usb/flash disk)

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