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Fedora 17 : could not allocate requested partitions - not enough free space on disks

asked 2012-06-04 12:57:12 -0500

Ronald Andrade gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 20:59:54 -0500

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This is a screenshot of my actual partitions

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When i'm trying to install Fedora in the unallocated partition, shows me that error in title. I did almost everything. I don't know what to do.


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screenshot of your partition is not shown! please let me know is it problem with your hard disk partition ?

anthonypaul gravatar imageanthonypaul ( 2018-08-04 06:15:40 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-06-04 15:53:42 -0500

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updated 2012-06-04 16:15:03 -0500

This is happening because you already have 3 primary partitions, and one Logical.

Normally when you have to make a disk layout under linux you can have:

  • 3 primary(already used by Windows, Windows boot and Lenovo Recovery crap, as i can see..) and 1 extended that can have the logical ones inside
  • 4 primary partitions

As you already have 3 primary and 1 logical used by windows, you'll probably need to change this disk layout first, or remove the Lenovo(D:) and Lenovo_PART to have enough partitions to create a dual boot.

I'll recomend you to make a backup, do a fresh windows install(removing all partitions), and you will have just 2 primary partitions comprimissed(C: and Windows Boot). ;).

And yeah, it sucks the way windows+manufacturers manages disk layout. >.<

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@Ronald Andrade yes you can do it with some free partitioning tools available like EASEUS(

Akshay gravatar imageAkshay ( 2012-06-04 21:18:22 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-06-05 13:51:04 -0500

Ronald Andrade gravatar image

F17 seems to works fine ! I've had to do that, because I didn't have any option. So, someone who has this kind of issue, try this. First install Ubuntu, then replace linux's system with Fedora. That's all !


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@Ronald Andrade nice dirty trick :P

Akshay gravatar imageAkshay ( 2012-06-06 09:51:04 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-06-05 13:21:07 -0500

Ronald Andrade gravatar image

Well, I went for the option "Replace any Linux's systems..." So i installed Ubuntu 11.10. Right now, F17 is installing on my Lenovo. I'll write the review when the instalation finishes.

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