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How do you install on a HD partition

asked 2013-10-30 04:15:44 -0500

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updated 2014-04-11 16:39:39 -0500

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I am trying to install on a previously formated partition. I am using Fedora x86 64 19.1 and selecting the only hard drive, Shift HD, or Ctrl HD does not work.

Also, The Dvorak keyboard is well hidden in the live DVD.

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there is no Live DVD. There is a Live CD. And on that Live install, you can search keyboard layout by typing its name, which is really fast.

shaiton gravatar imageshaiton ( 2013-10-30 09:03:50 -0500 )edit

@shaiton, the LIVE media's available from Fedora no longer fit into a CD, may be that's why he said "LIVE DVD"!

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2013-10-31 01:54:46 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-30 08:53:50 -0500

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updated 2013-10-30 08:54:17 -0500

I'm not sure what you mean by 'Shift HD' or 'Ctrl HD', but to install you don't need an existing partition, you need empty (i.e. unpartitioned) space on the hard disk.

If it's a Windows partition that you're trying to re-use, the boot up into windwos and delete it from there (then Windwos won't get confused by its disappearance).

If the partition was previously used by a Linux system, then you can re-use or delete it in the installer.

Fedora 19 can be confused by GPT partition tables (which it uses by default) if you don't understand what it's doing when creating them it might be better to refer back to the standard Fedora documentation.

I installed alongside Windwos XP very recently, and I actually found it easier, with the old-fashioned DOS partition table, to install Fedora 18 and use fedup to bring it to 19.

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