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"Error checking storage configuration" on Fedora 29 installation process

asked 2019-01-27 14:11:08 -0500

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I am trying to install Fedora 29 alongside Windows 10 on an Asus Transformer Book (CPU: Intel 28350/BGA, RAM: 4GB, SSD: 128GB) and got the error "Error checking storage configuration" when selecting the automatic storage configuration during the installation. The Details section shows this: "autopart failed: /dev/mmcblk0p3 is currently mounted and cannot be used for the installation. Please unmount it and retry."

It is worth to mention that "mmcblk0" seems to be the name of the SSD card and "mmcblk0p3" is the partition C: where Windows is located. I already checked that my SSD card is GPT through a command in the terminal and I tried to eject ineffectively the Windows partition. Also, I left 40GB of free storage unallocated for Fedora to be installed.

I have been using Ubuntu for a few months, so I am not really used to some Fedora commands, I ask any answer to provide as much information and clarity in the steps as possible, thanks.

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answered 2019-01-27 14:17:42 -0500

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So after understanding that the problem the installer had was that it could not unmount the Windows partition, I decided to quit the installer and open the Files program. There, I found that the "WindowsOS" partition was mounted and available to be opened and navigate through it. So I clicked the unmount button and went back to the installer. Then I chose the same settings as the first time, including the automatic storage configuration, and everything seems to work fine. At the moment the installer is installing the OS on that free space I left for it. I hope this answer will be helpful for someone in the future.

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