Fedora Installation :: Partitioning Hd On Laptop?

Nov 21, 2009

going to be putting it on my laptop and wondering what partitions i should have and the sizes. think its a 1gb drive.

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General :: New Laptop Partitioning And Dual Booting?

Sep 27, 2010

I bought a new laptop having the following specs:Processor: Intel I5RAM: 6GBHD: 500 GBVideo card: nvidia with cuda with 1 GB RAM.My Hard Disc already has 3 partitions: C=448 GBs (where windows 7 is installed=64 bit) D:Recovery (16.5GBs) and E:HP_TOOLS (99MB).I want to have dual boot and install linux also. BUT I dont want to delete the other partitions as well. How do I do that?Am I able to shrink C partition without disturbing windows installation and creat another partition in C drive? What it will be called: Primary or logical partition?

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General :: Partitioning And Installing To Old Compaq Laptop

Nov 14, 2009

I'm new to linux and have an old laptop did clean reinstall windows 98 but no updates, and now burnt iso image to cd on other pc and used it to try running puppy linux 3.01 on the compaq armada laptop (spec 56.0MB RAM, AMD-K6(tm)-III Processor used space 645MB free 3.80GB). I chose this older version as I think I'd read that this is more suitable for older slow computers.

I am interested in running linux fully without windows 98 or with it. Running from CD I have to select Xvesa I think as Xorg didn't seem to work. Tried partitioning but in GParted find myself unable to amend the size of partitions - got yellow exclamation mark next to the partitions. What I see is: greyed out unallocated 7.38MB, then /dev/hda1 yellow exclamation mark filesystem unknown 206.72MB, /dev/hda2 yellow exclamation fat32 4.45GB.

It does not allow resizing when I try. Associated with the yellow exclamation marks is the warning "unable to read the contents of this filesystem! Because of this some operations may be unavailable. I have done a defragment of C in windows already. (Also haven't been able to connect to internet on linnux with my wireless card.)

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Fedora Installation :: 13 Installation After Fc14 Is Installed Partitioning

Dec 27, 2010

I am trying to install 2 or 3 versions of linux on my hardisk of 500GB capacity. The configuration of my machine is Intel Dual Core, 4 GB Ram, 3.0 Processor Windows XP is not installed on this. I tried to use a tool called GParted but was unable to use as it was not able to bring up the XServer So I booted the machine with fedora14 installation CD and chose "Custom Layout" After reading about the partitions needed by Fedora I created 3 partitions in /dev/sda /dev/sda1 the boot of 500MB formated as ext4 /dev/sda2 the swap of 6096MB formatted as swap /dev/sda3 / size 150GB formatted as ext4

The installation went well and fc14 runs well on this. However when I went to install the other linux version ....the installer was not able to recognize the unallocated space of nearly 350 GB on the hard disk.....So I am not able to create new partitions and then install the new linux on the newer partition. As a result I am unable to make use of the remaining space on the HDisk. I think I should have created /dev/sda4 /dev/sda5 etc when I installed fc14 itself....

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Fedora Installation :: Should Choose LVM Or The Classical Partitioning

Feb 6, 2009

I need to upgrade a machine to F10 (64-bit), and I need to make a decision on whether to start using LVM or stick with the classical partitioning mode. I have used RedHat/Fedora for quite some time, and always used the standard partitions. Fedora documentation says that LVM (Logical Volume Management) partitions provide a number of advantages over standard partitions. Also, numerous contributors on these forums seem to favor LVMs. In order to make an educated decision I need answers to some questions:

1. What are these advantages that Fedora documentation refers to?
2. Is it easier to work with LVMs than with classic partitions?
3. For those of you who have experienced working with LVM partitions, what were the advantages/disadvantages to working with LVM partitions?

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Fedora Installation :: Partitioning Wizard Has No Option For XFS

Oct 12, 2009

I need to make a fresh new installation of KDE Fedora 11 where some partitions are formatted using XFS. The installer's partitioning wizard has no option for XFS. I've been able to load the XFS module as root (modprobe xfs) but it looks like the XFS tools are completely missing.
Two of these partitions are / and /home so it'd be quite hard to do the "switch" after the installation.

I have read the FAQs at [URL] as well as the XFS thing by Colin Charles. But as I am new to Fedora I don't understand the sentence "At the installer prompt, type this ...". If the installed is the bootloader, then adding the xfs in the end of the boot line won't help. If the installer is the iconized program I see on the desktop after the end of the boot, the it's name is "liveinst" and adding the xfs option won't help.

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Fedora Installation :: F11 - Review And Modify Partitioning Layout

Jul 25, 2009

KVM - virtualization
Fedora 11, 32 bit, as guest (VM)
Other guests (VM) - Debian
There is no partition on hard drive
During installation it comes to following page

Installation requires partitioning of your hard drive. The default layout is suitable for most users. Select what space to use and which drives to use as the install target. You can also choose to create your own custom layout.

Drop window
Code:
Use entire drive
Replace existing Linux system
Shrink current system
Use free space
Create custom layout
[uncheck] Encrypt system

Select the drive(s) to use for this installation.
(it is grey out)

Advanced storage configuration
Code:
How would you like to modify your drive configuration?
(check) Add iSCSI target
[Cancel] [Add drive]
What drive would you like to boot this installation from?
(it is also grey out)
[uncheck] Review and modify partitioning layout

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Fedora Installation :: 13 Partitioning Ignores Customized Partitions

Jun 19, 2010

I'm trying since days to set up my netbook with Fedora and FreeBSD dual-boot and leave some space for a third OS. Most guides suggest to install first FreeBSD and then Linux, that attempt ended up in a disaster (BIOS hangs with the FreeBSD formatted HD connected; disconnect it => boot from USB => reconnect HD => format HD solved that). So I tried the other way around but the installer doesn't like my partitioning all to much.

[Code]...

after the installation sda2 is 300.000MB (the 50G unused were added to /home). Furthermore cfdisk can't open sda anymore (FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 1: Partition ends in the final partial cylinder). at my last try the installer canceled due to an error from python. But apparently after it wrote the partition table, cfdisk could display the HD partitions without error and it even was correct! "replace existing Linux systems" didn't work after that either - the partition manager suggested the usual partitioning (using the whole disk), however, "using free space" was able to display the real partition and after repartitioning (suggestion was to keep the old partitions on sda1 and 2 and create the new system in

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rest (~50.000MB) unused ) I could for the first time install the system on the partitions i actually told it to. Unfortunately this doesn't mean the problem is solved for me because I (I did not censor that!! =>) ****ed my HD again with the next try to install FreeBSD (same scenario as mentioned above, but that's a story for the FreeBSD forum) so I'll run into the same issue after I restored my HD (unless i can reproduce the exception).

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Fedora Installation :: Not Enough Free Space For Automatic Partitioning?

Nov 7, 2010

Fedora 14, 64-bit. In installer i came to partitioning, chose option: User Free Space, on hdd i have a partiotion (unformatted) of 40 GB. Still, installer says:

Quote:

Could not find enough free space for automatic partitioning, please use another partitioning method. What should i do? PS. I don't want to create partitions manually, because I don't know how to do it and installer is going to do it way better itself. I can't use whole hdd either as i have windows and data on it which i cannot lose. PPS. I tried unformatted partition, unallocated space (of 40 GB), options: User Free Space, Create Custom Layout, but i always get an error msg about 'not enough space'. Is it possible, that installer is bugged?

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Dec 20, 2010

I am going to set up a home server (command line only) with 2 x 1 GB HD and 4G memory. hat partitioning scheme would you recommend? Not more than 5 users Fedora Core only Will host a web page Will run DNS, DHCP, SAMBA, LAMP, NTP, Firewall, etc.. Just normal stuff.The server will host a large amount of video/audio/picture files

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Fedora Installation :: Partitioning / Mounting Points For SSD Optimization

Feb 23, 2011

I am building a new MiniITX system and partitioning/mounting points for SSD optimization. The majority of / will be on the SSD, but files that are written to often shouldn't be there as the high write operations will diminish the lifetime of the SSD. I will also have a 450G SATAIII drive where I believe that directories like /tmp and /home should be. I also like the idea of a RamDisk for browser/etc files

Intended system:
MoBo: Minix 890GX-USB3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 910e Deneb
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
HDA: SSD Corsair SATAIII 2.5" 128GB
HDB: Western Digital SATAIII 2.5" 450GB
PSU: Pico 160W PSU
Case: MiniBox M350
OS: Fedora (with Win7 in VM or DualBoot)

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Nov 29, 2009

I have several partitions on my hard drive, and like to use the 'Create Custom Layout' option during the installation process, to make sure that I don't loose any of my existing partitions or the data on them.

I have attempted a minimal F12 installation from Fedora 12 DVD. But the 'Create Custom Layout' option is not an option in the menu.

How do I install F12 and tell anaconda exactly which partitions I want to use and format?

My current working partition layout is shown in the attached screenshot.

I want to use the following custom partition layout during the initial F12 installation:

Code:
/dev/sda2 / Fedora-12-root
/dev/sda3 SWAP
/dev/sda11 /var/log/ var-log
/dev/sda12 /tmp tmp

This allows me to share existing partitions between my current working F10 root partition, and the newly-installed F12 root partition. So if there are problems with the new F12 installation, I still have a working F10 system to fall back on.

The other partitions with data on will be mounted when the intiall installation has been completed

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Dec 27, 2009

Since the kernel of F11 live-cd can't recognize my video card, I have to run it in text mode. I also have to run "liveinst" in text mode and the install progess seemed ok. But on the partitioning selection step, there is no "custom layout" option! I rembered that in the graphic mode there was such option. How can I find it in the text mode?

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May 12, 2010

I use Fedora 12 AMD64 and I partition my HDD with Default partitioning what happen when temp partition is full by files ?Can this happen ? for example my temp partition full by files and my system can not use temp partition .!can I say my Fedora clear temp after each reboot .?

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Apr 20, 2010

I have Fedora 6 & 10.3. Both DVD's will install the default partitioning (LVM) with either the normal programs or the custom selection. I wish to custom create my own partitions (about6 or7) with EXT3 format. The drive is112Gb. and I am only using about 30Gb. in total, giving approx. 80 Gb free. However after checking for dependencies the error message comes back 'Insuffient free space' every time. This happens on another M/board and/or Drive combination.

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Jun 22, 2010

I am giving away a laptop with dual boot XP and Ubuntu. Partitions:

To erase all old files, I plan on burning an Ubuntu live CD and enter in the terminal:

And leave sda1 and sda4 untouched just in case the new owner wants to reinstall Windows in the future.

But how should I use the free 75GB ? Install Ubuntu on a 35GB extended partition and leave the remaining 40GB empty for XP, if wanted? Or should I use the entire 75GB for Ubuntu ?

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Debian Installation :: Squeeze Installation Freezes At Partitioning

Nov 8, 2011

I'm new to the Debian, but not to Linux. I've previously used Ubuntu for a few years, so I know something about how a successful installation should look like. I'm currently using Windows 7.

I downloaded the debian-6.0.3-amd64-gnome-netinst.iso from [URL] ...., and then made a USB pendrive using the Windows version of Unetbootin. The MD5 sum for the .iso-file was the correct one, b663727d7f5b572c329cea8e2ff5e29c.

I used the usual non-graphical setup, without any special options. The installation process went without hiccups until the "Starting up the partitioner" -screen freezes at "Scanning disks...". The bar stops at 50%. It never progresses any farther, even after an hour. It doesn't give any errors either. After I pressed Alt+F4, the last lines were:

Code: Select allpartman:   No matching physical volumes found
partman:   No volume groups found
partman:   Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
partman-lvm:   No volumegroups found

Exactly the same happens with firmware-6.0.3-amd64-netinst.iso too, or any of the live versions I tried. The result of graphical installation was also nothing. The USB pendrive created by LinuxLive USB Creator was nonoperative in exactly the same way.

The computer is brand new, without any previous OS installations. My desktop computer has the following parts:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, AM3, 2.8 GHz (HDT55TFBGRBOX)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3, AM3+, AMD 970, DDR3, ATX
Videocard: Gigabyte GT 430
Memory: Kingston 2x2 GB, DDR3 1066MHz, CL7 (KVR1066D3N7K2/4G)
Harddrive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ
Powersupply: OCZ 600W ModXstream, ATX 2.2, (OCZ600MXSP-EU)

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May 29, 2009

I've tried to upgrade my FC8 on Presario F700 series laptop to FC 10 and facing some issues. I've a live CD (i386). Initially i tried upgrading FC 8 to FC 10 and installation was stuck around 30% completion saying its unable to fins libdbi-0.8.3-1.fc9.i386.rpm. Then I tried to install FC 10 from scratch as system went to inconsistent state and faced two issues with two different setup options -

1) when i selected necessary software to be installed for office use and development, it failed after installing 20% saying libgnomeui-devel-2.24.0-2.fc10.i386.rpm

2) i then opted for for software to be installed for office use (default option) then it failed after installing around 50% saying libXrandr-1.2.3-1.fc10.i386.rpm

im trying to understand if this is a problem due to my laptop configuration (AMD Athlon 64 X2 Duel Core) or due to issue with the live CD.

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Apr 2, 2009

when I tried to download a installation DVD of F10 for my new thinkPad T500 laptop.The architecture of the processor should be i686 and I downloaded the DVD image Fedora-10-i386-DVD.iso. I understand i686 has backward compatability with i386. But i have following questoins:

(1) why we don't have an installation for i686?

(2) If I install the i386 package, do I get performance downgrades?

(3) Also, why the live DVD has this file called F10-i686-Live.iso?

(4) Finally, I always get message like "Warning: Cannot convert string "nil2" to type FontStruct
/usr/bin/xterm: cannot load font -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso10646-1" when I use X application. What's the problem here? BTW, I used Fedora core 8 before I didnt have this problem.

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Dec 15, 2010

I am trying to install Debian Lenny on my iMac. When the installer menu comes to the partitioning scheme, I have no choice other than "manual partitioning".

Based on what I have read so far, I think I need to have at least two partitions:

- a root partition (/) but for how much space I am not so sure yet

- a swap partition equal to the amount of my RAM (which in this case is 2 GB DDR3): is this correct?

I wonder if I should furthermore make a "free space" (around 1 GB) and a boot partitions as well. Should I make any further partitions?

I want to devote some 50 GB of space to Debian so how the rest of this space should be partitioned: that is, when I am done with root, swap, free space, and boot, I am still left with a considerable amount of space.

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Sep 23, 2014

I have a Intel DH67CL motherboard with UEFI support(and updated to latest BIOS). I have connected a 180GB Intel 330 SSD into my system so as to install Debian testing.

Presently, a 160GB sata hard drive is connected along with SSD and is used to boot default OS.

1. I am planning to do GPT partitioning. I am totally new to GPT partitioning. from what I understands, It needs some mandatory partitions like ESP. My doubt is, in a SSD solely booting Linux, will I need to create separate /(root) and /home and /data partitions? Also, I plan to use /var/log and some other frequently updated directories moved into existing harddrive.

So, what is the partitioning order - is this fine - ESP(512MB), /boot(100MB), /(30GB), /home(50GB) and /DATA(50GB) and remaining 16-17GB for over provisioning for the SSD?

2. is there a need to have 128MB MSR(microsoft reserved) in the case of Linux

3. With gdisk or parted for creating partitions? how to verify if partitions are aligned. In GPT, only primary partitions are supported?

4. Some answers in askubuntu/superuser says ext4 is not really good for SSD, instead take JFS? is this true? Is Btrfs mature enough to use with Desktop system

5. Which bootloader? gdisk creator Roderick is pushing for rEFInd or gummyboot instead of GRUB2.

6. In my PC, 4GB RAM is available with a core i3 processor. Shall I mount /tmp in RAM? Will I need to specify the size of RAM when mounting using /etc/fstab? A size of 1GB is fine?

7. using deadline I/O Scheduler instead of CFQ?

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Jan 18, 2010

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu on a brand new HP DL380 G6 server. Any time I go through the install, it freezes at 33% of formatting the first partition. I have tried 9.04 server disk, 9.10 server disk, and 9.10 desktop (all AMD64). I'm running out of ideas to troubleshoot. The server is listed as supported by Ubuntu 9.04. Here's more of the hardware:

2x quad-core Intel Xeon X5550 procs
16GB of RAM
5x 300GB SAS drives in RAID-5 array (1.2TB useable)

I just finished installing with the 9.10 alternate install disk (AMD64), and after reboot, it doesn't seem to find the boot partition and just sits there after attempting to boot from CD and hard disk.

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Jun 9, 2010

I just purchased a new MSI WindTop AE2220 with a 320 GB hard drive running Windows 7. I want to dual boot until I know I have found all of the appropriate drivers. The confusing part is that the computer came with 4 partitions as displayed in the attached screenshot jpeg. How would you recommend I resize and partition my drive?

Current Partitions (in order):
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Active Recovery 100 mb / 100 mb free
OS-Install (c) 68.36GB / 42.06 GB free
Data (D) 214 GB / 213 free

Will install Lucid 10.04

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Nov 11, 2010

I am installing UNR 10.04 but I get stuck at the partition because I want to dual boot with windows and I am afraid to go far without professional advice. What i want to do is install ubuntu on my D:/ drive and keep xp on my C drive. This is the current state of my hard drives at the moment (screenshot.png). I don't know what all the boxes to the right are for either. Also my D drive (which I want ubuntu on) has ext4 on it from a previous failed attempt to install linux mint. Because of this when I go to install ubuntu it shows xp on the C drive and linux mint on the D drive although the installation was botched and I cant really boot into linux mint. I have provided a screenshot of this too (screenshot-1.png). How to install UNR on my D drive properly. Iknow I need to add a swap partition how do I do that?

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Apr 6, 2010

I have a pc that has 500GB of hard disk space, I want to install centos and use it has a dev box for java/web applications. Keeping in mind the end us of the box, what partition structure makes the most sense?

I was thinking:

/ -- 150 GB*
/var -- 10 GB
/data -- 340 GB**

*Since there will be a bunch of apps i.e. apache, mysql, vsftpd, postfix, trac, samba, alfresco, and icescrum or agilefant

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Jul 5, 2011

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Feb 11, 2011

So I am helping a friend (computer n00b) to install Debian Squeeze over the telephone, since his Vista had crashed, and after we set up the partitions like so:9 GB /1GB swap 150 GB /homeIt "hangs" for a while, i.e. nothing happens, and then it says that it "failed to partition disks". It did not give any error codes, and I did not see the message first hand, since I was doing it over the phone, but I was thinking that there is something wrong with the hard drive (causing Vista to crash perhaps?) so could this be circumvented by just using the first (or last) 10-15 GB of the disk?

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Apr 3, 2011

So, I've got as far as partitioning the hard disks on my Sun Ultra 450 Enterprise system, but it always fails with:

SILO (Sparc Linux Loader) can only boot the kernel off of a disk with the "sun" partition table. In the current partitioning scheme the kernel is going to be installed on the /boot partition located on a disk with the partition table of type "msdos".

What is this error message trying to say in its ambiguous way?

I selected automatic partitioning, but it got me to the same place as manual partitioning before it failed in the same way.

I installed four used hard drives in this system - they may have come from PCs for all I know. However, they are SCSI SCA drives, which makes it hard for me to believe they came from a PC environment.

If they did, do I need to to a low-level (or high-level) format of these drives to wipe out the "msdos"ness of them? If so, how do I do that in the SILO installer?

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Feb 7, 2010

Whenever I try to install Ubuntu 9.10 x64 from a Live CD the installer freezes or quits when trying to partition the drive. I tried booting into the Live environment and using GParted but that would only let me make a ReiserFS partition without crashing. With the Reiser partition I tried the installation program again but this time the installer froze when trying to install the files.

My system specs are:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (3.0GHz)
4GB RAM
500GB SATA2 HDD
ATI Radeon HD 4770

Currently it also has a second SATA2 HDD with Windows 7 installed but I disconnect this during installations

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Feb 22, 2010

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and I need to upgrade to the new Ubuntu, I order to get complete use of my hardware. Usually when I install a new version of Ubuntu, I have the opportunity to use my old partitioning, but now I can only use the entire disk or create a new partition table.

The laptop has other partitions that is a data and a Windows partition as I want to preserve.

How can I install the new Ubuntu on the old Ubuntu partition and preserve the data on other partitions?

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