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cant manage the disk size or install fedora on hardware i have no windows

asked 2016-09-13 04:56:13 -0500

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HI i think im in a real problem here, 1-i burned the fedora on a usb using UUI then i rebooted the laptop and switched it to fedora (i did shrink the C ) 2-then i tried to install fedora on hardware which seemed to be ok 3-i installed the gparted and i deleted the windows 10 and tried to resize the fedora size 4-the app managed to delete the windows but failed to resize the other part 5-i restarted the laptop and fedora wasn't installed i started from scratch but this time fedora isnt installing on hardware it keeps giving "cant create PID file" or it cant find free space in the dick, and i cannt do nothing it keeps crashing what should i do now!! please i was rly exited for fedora please help me

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Easiest solution would be to reinstall Fedora. Boot from the Fedora live usb and partition your drive again and install it, that should solve your problem.

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2016-09-13 10:34:31 -0500 )edit

Does you device usb boot if it does do not use gparted open a terminal user fdisk /dev/sda and work with it to remove the partitions and then run the install

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-09-13 10:36:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-09-14 14:16:26 -0500

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You don't seem to care about the Windows installation so removing all the partitions from the disk before installng Fedora again might do the trick. You can accomplish this for example by using the gparted live CD (load here)

Of course you can also clear the partition information using the Fedora Installation media, but that requires more skills.

  • boot the installation media
  • open a terminal
  • become root: su -
  • clear the partition table and the start of the disk: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=$((1+24*1024)) count=1024
  • retry installation on an empty disk

Anaconda (the Fedora installator) is sometimes picky about the old contents of the hard disk.

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