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Fedora19 DVD, Security, Robotics, Electronic Lab on the same HD

asked 2013-10-26 12:19:41 -0500

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updated 2014-09-30 23:16:39 -0500

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I've bought a new HD of 2TB and dream to install Fedora19 and the Spins Security, Robotics and Electronic Lab on the same HD. Installing the DVD-Version was a breeze, but installing the 3 Spins impossible. The partitioning program saw only 1.05MB of memory and this was not enough for him. Gparted live didn't help me for solving the problem. I don't want to buy a HD for each Spin. My dream becomes a nightmare and I need help. What must I do in order to succeed ? Many thanks in advance!

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answered 2013-10-26 15:22:11 -0500

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With all that HD room, why install independent/separate spins? Just install everything on your HD. After installing Fedora 19 ...

# yum group install 'Security Lab' Robotics 'Electronic Lab'

... and you got it!

To see other yum groups ...

# yum group list
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I knew this, thanks, but I have 4 different users (I am one of them) and each of them want have his own partition and his own OS!

Chris60 gravatar imageChris60 ( 2013-10-27 19:06:36 -0500 )edit

@Chris60 That's pretty strange, since the computer will only run one OS at a time, unless you virtualize the other instances. If you really want to proceed with your OS/partition scheme, I'd equally partition the HD using gparted for each OS instance and then install the spins on their respective partitions.

rickhg12hs gravatar imagerickhg12hs ( 2013-10-29 06:15:12 -0500 )edit

Nice Idea:"I'd equally partition the HD using gparted for each OS instance and then install the spins on their respective partitions." (One is active and the other 3 are hidden). I am not able to make such a partiton with Gparted. That's the tragedy!

Chris60 gravatar imageChris60 ( 2013-10-30 23:48:24 -0500 )edit

What problems do you experience with gparted? Maybe that problem/question should be a new post?

rickhg12hs gravatar imagerickhg12hs ( 2013-10-31 00:40:09 -0500 )edit

There are a lot of links about Gparted live, but not how to partition a HD with ext4 as above mentioned. I've followed some recos about issued problems, which were not coherent and run into greater problems. Mickey Mouse Tutorials about how to partiton a not allocated space can be found at youtube, but I need a step by step tutorial about how to partition the HD just from the beginning. Some recos leaded to desaster, may be because there were available for ext3 and not for ext4. After spending more than a week and writing more than 10 pages(I've threw all away) I give up, because I don't have

Chris60 gravatar imageChris60 ( 2013-10-31 10:42:48 -0500 )edit

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