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error checking hard drive not allowing installation

asked 2018-11-08 21:47:41 -0500

I am trying to install Fedora 29 with KDE on a Microsoft Surface Book with a 256 GB hard drive separated into two partitions. The first partition is 127 GB for Windows 10. The second partition is 109 GB, that I want the installation to reformat that partition to EX4 with mount point "/" called Fedora.

The hard drive of this Surface Book is a SAMSUNG_MZFLW2562. Apparently, this drive has some error checking technology built into it. The partitioning tool in the Fedora software flags this and does not give me options to turn it off, or tell me how to fix it.

Can you help me out?

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answered 2018-11-09 13:58:25 -0500

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Welcome to ask.fedora! This is, indeed, a nasty problem, but as far as I can tell, it's not one that can be addressed through Fedora, or any other Linux distribution. I know that most Surface Books don't have this issue because I've read of a large number of people who've installed Linux on theirs. However, this sounds like something that has to be done when the computer's first turned on and before it starts to boot. (I'd say that you have to change the BIOS settings, but that terminology is probably outdated now.) My best suggestion is to get in touch with Samsung's tech support, and have them help you get this corrected. Good luck, let us know how things turn out, and don't hesitate to ask further, more Fedora related questions as needed.

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