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#1 rockville

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:23 PM

I am trying to install for dual boot (Fedora and Xp). I have already installed Xp 40Gb HD. I now trying to install Fedora 10 but when it reaches the partitin process it gives the several options;

1) Create and partition an make default
2) Remove linux partition on selected drive and create partition
3) Use free space on selected drive and create default layout

Which one would I choose?

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:30 PM

1) Create and partition and make default

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 09:15 AM

Would this wipe out my Fedora ?

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 09:57 AM

Actually, my bad. After looking over some installation instructions, I mean't to make sure you select the "Use free space on the selected drives and create default layout" option. That would create the layout of multiple boot. I am referencing a Softpedia article so you may check this out as well.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 01:25 PM

The two options;

Remove linux partition on selected drive and create partition
Error for partition;

Could not allocate requested partitions;
partitions; ..........................

not anough space left to create partition for (/boot)

Use free space on selected drive and create default layout


Error for partition;

You have defined a root partition (/), which is required for installationof Fedora to continue. This happens if there is not enough space on HD for installation.



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Posted 21 January 2009 - 02:19 PM

Use free space on selected drive and create default layout

Have you done this yet? :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:22 PM

You have defined a root partition (/), which is required for installationof Fedora to continue. This happens if there is not enough space on HD for installation.


Yes I have done it but there is no way to define root partition (/).

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:48 PM

How much free space do you have on you hard drive?

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 04:45 PM

Fedora requires 10 GB of free space. If you do not have enough space available, or ACTUAL free space available--then it cannot install.

You may need to wipe your free space clean if you have more than 10 GB of free space. Sometimes when files get deleted, they do not get deleted permanently. Wiping the free space can erase such data permanently. This does not mean to wipe your hard disk, but just the free space on your hard disk.

Open Source Application: http://wipefreespace.sourceforge.net/

Trial Application: http://www.shredagent.com/solutions/wipe-free-disk-space.htm

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 07:18 PM

How much free space do you have on you hard drive?


About 35Gb.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 08:54 PM

Go ahead and wipe your free space then post results from it...was it a success or failure?

Then, go ahead and try the install again following the wiping of the free space. Wiping the free space will ensure the operating system(s) can install fully and correctly. You cannot install operating systems on a bad foundation. The foundation must be clean and solid! Was the install of the OS a success or failure?


If this does not solve the problem then you may have an issue with malware or corruption of DOS.


edit: typo and added more information

Edited by Jay-P VIP, 21 January 2009 - 08:56 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:00 AM

Hey rockville,
take a look at installing this way:
http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Instal..._(Dual_booting)
I would hesitate on using any "wiping" programs unless you got a good backup of your system :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:06 PM

http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Instal..._(Dual_booting)

--This was actually the next step in the process in which I had a similar article as the one listed above. Go ahead with harrythook's reply

and also


I would hesitate on using any "wiping" programs unless you got a good backup of your system :flowers:


--Very good point harrythook! Backup is always key! :thumbsup:




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