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Disk partitioning problem when trying to install Fedora21 to dual boot with windows 7

asked 2016-02-01 13:26:36 -0500

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I want to install fedora 21 to dual boot with windows 7. I have already set a separated the partition from my windows drive and created an E: drive of 60GB but when i start to install it didn't show me the separated partition of 60GB instead of that it show me the entire hard disk of 300GB . It is showing the full drive with all the available please suggest me some solution for this problem.

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answered 2016-02-01 15:13:48 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2016-02-02 09:01:22 -0500

You don't have to create another partition/drive for Fedora in Windows. The easiest is to have empty/unallocated space.

Why don't you go ahead and delete that 60GB partition in Windows?!

But before you start, I strongly recommend downloading a supported release of Fedora. Fedora 21 is end-of-life since Nov 2015. Get Fedora 22 or 23 first.

Start the Fedora installer, select the right harddisk to be installed on, and let the installer suggest you a partition layout. It will automatically recognize unused/unallocated space and create the three/four partitions that you need for Fedora: / (slash-root is where the system will be installed, it should be 15-20 GB in size), /home is where users' personal files and settings go, /boot is where the kernel image is located to boot fedora (should be 500 MB in size), and /swap is a system partition that acts like an extension of your RAM memory (may or may not be needed - but just keep it for the beginning).

60GB is not huge overall, So you will be limited if you want to store a lot of personal files in /home or install many programs in /.

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Thank you so much florian.I'll try this one.

Harsha gravatar imageHarsha ( 2016-02-02 07:39:00 -0500 )edit

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