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Can't understand my current partition scheme on Fedora 28. What partition scheme should I use?

asked 2018-10-03 13:58:14 -0500

Hi, I am a student in Software Engineering and I recently wanted to dual-boot my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 710) running Windows 10 to include Fedora 28 as I require a Linux-based OS for my course. I previously played around with the laptop and ended up messing up my partition scheme. . Basically I would like to understand my system and how to optimise my hard drive. Thanks

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Sorry but not understand your question, or if there is any. If you what to dual boot, you need to use your windows disk tool to make free space 50G should be more than enought, this space should not be partition. Then when booting with Fedora Installation media you offer the free space to install and it will create Fedora partitions and install with no issue.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2018-10-03 14:20:33 -0500 )edit

To understand Fedora Partition Scheme, it depends on your system a simple bios system will require a /boot partition of 500M minimal, remaining space can be used on the root partition mounted on /, or you can split it into root partition and /home partition will advice to use a minimo of 30G for the root partition, if you want swap partition then you should add on swap partition of the same size of your ram. if your system uses UEFI or EFI then you will need a /boot/efi partition. All this partition can be of different type xfs, btrfs, ext4, boot must be xfs o ext4.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2018-10-03 14:26:00 -0500 )edit

You can also use a boot partition and an LVM partition and divide that partition into lvm volumes and partitions with home, root, swap partitions inside

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2018-10-03 14:27:10 -0500 )edit

the UEFI partition must be fat32.

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-10-03 15:58:12 -0500 )edit

Since you have windows installed already, tell the installer to use the existing UEFI partition and mount it to /boot/efi without formatting it.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-10-03 18:00:52 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-10-03 15:17:51 -0500

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updated 2018-10-03 15:45:53 -0500

Use a Windows-based tool to free up at least 20GB, better 50+ GB. Then boot the Fedora Live image, and the installer will take care of the rest (choose automatic LVM setup).

You say you can't understand your current partition scheme, ..., so you have created one for Fedora or Fedora even installed? Then show us the output of lsblk -p

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