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Can i install Fedora without swap and home partition ?

asked 2016-04-26 06:40:56 -0500

Hamilton gravatar image

Is it possible to install Fedora without creating swap and home partition? I have to use Fedora mainly for browsing and LibreOffice

My laptop has 4GB RAM and got UEFI support. Currently Windows 10 is loaded in UEFI mode

Thanks in advance

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answered 2016-04-26 09:46:31 -0500

aeperezt gravatar image

You can install it with out swap partition, but home storage your user preferences so you will require /home folder but you can have as folder on the /root partition not in is own partition. But it is recommended to be on a different partition.

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answered 2016-04-28 17:12:13 -0500

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If you want to use hibernation, you need a swap partition or a swap-file.

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Which translated for a Linux beginner means: Yes, can install Fedora without a separate /home and without /swap, a swapfile can go to /

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-04-29 09:38:40 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-05-21 13:05:29 -0500

sideburns gravatar image

This absolutely, positively will not work. Linux can't run from an NTFS partition, and the installer won't let you try. Remove that partition completely, and let anaconda, the Fedora installer, create and format it. Assign it the mount point of /, not /root because /root is root's home directory, not the root of the filesystem. If you don't want a separate partition for /home, simply leave it off of your list of partitions and it will become a directory on you / partition.

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Thanks for the reply.. So, i have to make that 50 GB as un-allocated and mount point as / okay sure... but Even if i'm selecting Reformat option, installer won't format it as ext4 partition ? And, /boot/efi is really required to dual boot Fedora and Windows 10 in UEFI mode with GPT partition ?

Thanks in advance

Hamilton gravatar imageHamilton ( 2016-05-23 06:47:59 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-05-21 04:51:25 -0500

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Okay, Thank you all for the answer. I have some doubts in creating manual partition procedure. I want to dual boot Fedora 23 with Windows 10. W10 is installed in UEFI mode with GPT partitioning scheme. I have already created a 50 GB NTFS partition in W10 to install Fedora.

If i follow below steps, Fedora will be installed properly. Please guide me below method is correct or wrong

  • Select Custom Partitioning during Fedora installation
  • Expand Unknown tab and select the NTFS partition (50 GB) created in order to install Fedora
  • Select 'Standard Partition' instead of LVM
  • Assign the mount point - /root
  • Create /home
  • Tick Reformat box and update settings

Here i'm not creating /boot and /boot/efi, Is /boot and /boot/efi partition mandatory to work Fedora properly ? Anybody please explain the difference of both ...

Many Thanks

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