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Install to empty partition, no space free

asked 2015-08-13 17:27:21 -0500

CaKlassen gravatar image

Hey there,

I'm attempting to install Fedora to an unallocated partition on my hard drive. When I select the disk in the installer, it gives me an error indicating that there is "0 free space available for use".

I know this isn't true, because I allocated 30 GB to the partition and the installer can identify the partition as having space available.

My partition scheme looks like this: Partition

Note: The contents of dev/sda4 include two other inaccessible linux partitions that I would like to remove. I am unable to delete the partitions within this primary partition. Assistance there would also be greatly appreciated.

I would appreciate help in understanding why I can't install Fedora to this partition. If there's any additional information required, I'm happy to supply it!

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You should be able to use the Fedora installer to reuse or remove any of the logical partitions, or the logical volumes inside /dev/sda8. You did a Fedora installation with this partition layout once, and you can do it again the same way.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-08-16 00:45:49 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-08-13 22:12:05 -0500

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You have reached the primary partition limit! The MBR standard allows a maximum of 4 primary partitions per disk, and the extended partition container that has extended logical partitions in it is itself considered one primary partition. If you want to use the space you will to resize the extended partition and add the the 29.75GB of unallocated space to it.

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Worked perfectly! Thanks very much to you and randomuser above for the support! (I know it's a little late, had other things to solve this month, my bad!)

CaKlassen gravatar imageCaKlassen ( 2015-09-02 22:21:40 -0500 )edit

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