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Problems installing Fedora 26 dual-boot with windows 10

asked 2017-08-21 13:57:01 -0500

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Hello everyone, I am trying to setup Linux Fedora 26 to work together with win10 on my system. I's my first time running a Linux distribution on my own PC, so I have no experience. I did made a lot of research about my problems and did not manage to find a solution. Here is what is happening:

I have UEFI and MBR. In order to free a partition for Fedora, I merged C: and D: on my windows OS, so that I have some unallocated space. Here is how my partitions look like:

So i plug the usb and restart. When partitioning the linux OS I have the options to do it manually or to let the installer do it automatically. When I select the automatic option, I get the message that I don't have free space on the HDD:

I select "Reclaim space" and I find myself at the following window, where whatever I do, nothing seems to fix anytihng:

Then I move on to the manual partitioning. The configuration I want is:

/ - 20GB /home - 60GB /swap - 10GB /boot - 500MB

It either says I dont'have enough memory for that, or displays the following error:

I tried to mount /boot/efi aswell, but there is no change.

At the same time there are videos on youtube where guys are installing the OS in 3 minutes :D

As I already mentioned, I am really a newbie with Linux and maybe even with OS's and I also did read a lot of forums and did not find a solution. Thank you in advance!

P.S. Sorry for the photo quality, took them with a camera.

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Wow, that worked! Thank you so much! <3

nikifaets gravatar imagenikifaets ( 2017-08-21 15:40:26 -0500 )edit

You're welcome.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2017-08-22 02:58:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-08-21 15:16:48 -0500

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When booting from your linux USB, in BIOS boot menu you should have two entries for your USB stick, choose the legacy one. Choosing UEFI one will force UEFI installation and it can cause issues on MBR partitioned drives.

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answered 2017-08-21 15:42:06 -0500

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Solved: from the BIOS boot menu, chosed the legacy option, not the UEFI one.

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