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Installing Fedora to Hard Drive

asked 2016-07-06 12:17:55 -0500

littlewil gravatar image

So I'm currently running the Fedora Live Image and I'm ready to download it. I inserted two, empty, 4 GB flashdrives, figuring that this would be enough, yet Fedora told me that there was little to no space on each. Also, when I inserted a disk, it didn't even show up as a location to download to. My hardrive (while viewed on Windows 10) has at least 100 GB free, but I don't think it even shows up as a location. How do I permanently install Fedora?

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I can't understand what you want to use the 4GB flash drives for. If you're running Fedora from the live cd then there is no need to download anything. One more thing, you should consider a partition scheme. At the very end of that link there is a very solid example. Cheers!

centinel20 gravatar imagecentinel20 ( 2016-07-06 22:02:03 -0500 )edit

Isn't the live version made to be temporary? Because whenever I make changes in settings, they revert when I turn the computer back on. So I definitely have to download to the hard drive right?

littlewil gravatar imagelittlewil ( 2016-07-07 11:59:44 -0500 )edit

Yes. It is not called download, it is installing to hard drive. I miss understood. But yea you have to use the live cd to intall fedora for good on the hard drive.

centinel20 gravatar imagecentinel20 ( 2016-07-07 16:00:15 -0500 )edit

Have you ever used that tool, gparted? How complex is it? Because I really don't need to do much more than re-partion 8 or 9 gb

littlewil gravatar imagelittlewil ( 2016-07-07 18:02:45 -0500 )edit

It has a graphical interface(gnome partition editor). Just run $ sudo dnf install gparted on your live cd. It is pretty intuitive, but if you mess up it will make everything go bye bye. Just be careful. And I recommend allocating at least 20G for fedora, 50G is pretty good if you can. 12G /, 500Mb /boot, 4G /var (6G is better if you can spare it), 2G swapp, and whatever is left for /home.

centinel20 gravatar imagecentinel20 ( 2016-07-07 21:02:24 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-07-06 22:00:41 -0500

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Ok. this is going to be tricky. The fact that you have 100G doesn't mean they are unallocated space for a new partition. The fact is the Windows partition probably has the whole Disk allocated to it, so there is really no space. I would recommend If possible reinstall Windows and leave whatever space you want for Fedora unallocated and without format, then run the Fedora installation from the live cd. There is also a tool called gparted which you can use to try and unallocate some of the windows space but its advanced, and you could ruin the partition. Also partition magic for Windows.

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