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....
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
I decided to upgrade my FC installation to the latest version - FC itself offered the upgrade when I turned the machine on, so it appeared that it was nicely packaged to make the upgrade easy.After a long download of packages, the machine rebooted and then started taking me through configuration options (timezone, disks to use for the installation etc) but then it crashed trying to write to disk and now leaves me at a grub prompt whenever I boot.Is there any way to "get at" the installation files and get back into trying to install or do I now need to download an ISO and burn a DVD and start all over again?
I'm trying to install FC14 on my box... without any success so far
The problem: when it comes to write the partitioning scheme to the disk, the system freezes. This occurs with the following CD images: - Fedora 14 LXDE live image. Installation using "Install to Disk" script. - Fedora 14, regular i386 image - Fedora 15 (beta) LXDE live image
I did further tests and found out that I could simply reproduce the problem by trying to write a partition on /dev/sdb using fdisk: - after executing the fdisk 'w' command, the system hangs for about 10-15 seconds - no kernel message can been seen during this time using dmesg - after those 10-15s, the system freezes. I have no other option but power off the machine.
There is no Hardware problem with the disk itself. I can read/write partition on that disk without problem using another distro.
I'm trying to get dial up working using wvdial, kppp or system-config-network. Whatever I try, it shows "no modem found." I'm using a US Robotics serial modem that's worked with other linux set-ups, so I know it's not the modem. What's the command to find a serial modem in the terminal? lspci doesn't show it.
And any info on getting any of these to work..especially system-config-network! Had it working with linux Mint's LXDE on an older Thinkpad, but something happened after an up date (kept saying that an IBM system was detected and refusing to load a module when it booted.) After update, didn't show that warning, perhaps loading the module.
Old Thinkpad hasn't loaded an operating system since! Won't even load gparted so I can get something else on it.....so I'm sticking with Fedora until I can figure it out. Got another old Thinkpad, don't want to repeat the same mistake. Guessing that it's a debian problem, as Mint's never broken anything before.
I installed mysql on FC14, but can't successfully create a new user. It lets me go through all the steps without complaint, but then I can't log into mysql as the new user.
Here's what I did.
1) yum install mysql mysql-server 2) service mysqld start ##sets up mysql 3) mysqladmin -u root password myownsecrectpass ##create a root password 3b) mysql -uroot -p; #log in as root, this works fine 4) CREATE DATABASE webdb; 5) CREATE USER 'anewuser'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'password123'; ##create anewuser with a passwd 6) GRANT ALL ON webdb.* TO anewuser@'%'; 7) FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
Then I log out of mysql as root and try to log in like this mysql -uanewuser -p
I enter the password and get this error:
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
New 320 Gig HD. Installed FC14 from DVD and it worked, except there are no icons at all to get started as there were in FC 13. Cant find "Places", "Applications" that were at the top of the screen. Now it's blank except for the splash design. Tried to re-install, but it won't do that. Just goes to the HD and the same blank splash screen. Thanks for the help. Please be easy with explanations as I'm new at this.
I had a FC13 box which I ran a yum update which obviously does updates to the packages installed. My issue is that its tried to upgrade the kernel to FC14 and that has toasted by install. now when the box boots up I get this on the screen.
[ 1.741672] Kernel Panic - not syncin: VFS: unable to mount foot fs on unknown -block(0,0) [ 1.741715] Pid: 1, comm: swapper Not tainted 220.127.116.11-90.fc.x86_64 #1 [ 1.741754] Call Trace: [ 1.741789] [<ffffffff81468d6f> panic+0x8b/0x10d
there are a few more lines like te last one. I've tried a rescue disk but no good. is my box toasted for good? I've used a live cd and can still the data on the box, is there any way to resue this situation? or is it run live cd backup the data and do fresh install?
After doing an upgrade from FC14 to FC15, I then updated the packages by doing: yum update yum yum clean all yum --releasever=15 --disableplugin=presto distro-sync I then get the following voluminous list of issues (148 pre-existing rpmdb problems). I've done an rpm --rebuilddb but no help.
Running rpm_check_debug ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve: libclutter-gtk-0.10.so.0()(64bit) is needed by gthumb-2.12.3-2.fc15.x86_64 Please report this error in [URL]
Found 148 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows: ImageMagick-c++-18.104.22.168-15.fc14.x86_64 has missing requires of ImageMagick = ('0', '22.214.171.124', '15.fc14') akonadi-1.5.3-1.fc14.x86_64 has missing requires of libboost_program_options-mt.so.1.44.0()(64bit) alchemist-1.0.37-8.fc12.x86_64 has missing requires of python(abi) = ('0', '2.6', None) ..... Your transaction was saved, rerun it with: yum load-transaction /tmp/yum_save_tx-2011-05-27-10-30qO4br9.yumtx
Well, it appears that downloading and installing libclutter-gtk-0.10.so.0 seemed to fix all the subsequent yum error messages, and I was able to install all the packages.
I just installed FC14 on 2 different PCs. It takes over 40 seconds for either of them to open some webpages, ie amazons home page. It is not my internet connection. I can open the same webpage on both my Windows PCs in less than 5 seconds. I was using FC9 up until 1 month ago, and I believe it took about 15 seconds to open amazon, but I never actually timed it. I spend many hours a day on the internet and have used FC for many years. I have been very happy with it. Until now. My PCs are 1.8GHZ single processor and 2.4GHZ dual processor. Do I have to revert back to FC9 to fix this, or use a different distro?
My system with kernel-126.96.36.199-74.fc14.x86_64, NVIDIA 3800 + Samsung 2233 and 3Dvision kit works fine, but upon upgrading to kernel-188.8.131.52-92.fc14.x86_64 the system won't go past the blue->white bar along the screen. The modprobe.d directory has the file blacklisting nouveau and there is the grub entry rdblacklist=nouveau, but do I need to re-run the nvidia installer. If so I think I need to reset the init level to stop X11 trying to load. and will I need to keep doing this everytime I upgrade the kernel if I have nvidia drivers installed?
I am unable to boot with kernel 184.108.40.206-92.fc14.x86_64 which was installed while applying software updates. It hangs with the last message issued "Registering binary handler for Windows Applications". Searching led to it being related to a problem with the nvidia drivers. I followed the directions in several posts - delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf, reboot, run nvidia-xconfig, reboot and all is fine, but not in my case. The first reboot works but the screen is wrong. There is a 1 inch wide black border around the presentation window. If I then do the nvidia-xconfig and reboot, i am back to where I was before - boot hangs after issuing "Registering...". If I boot to the last good kernel, everything works fine. This happened to me once before and I was able to fix it by rebuilding the nvidia kernel (I think that was what I had to do), but I can't find out how to do that. I have akmod and kmod installed which are supposed to take care of this problem. I booted to kernel 13-92 recovery mode, deleted the xorg.conf file and ran nvidia-xconfig from there. Still fails. I don't know what to list here, but I will do my best to supply whatever is necessary.
I am about to upgrade my wife's PC from FC12 to FC14. The DVD boots OK and the disk check passes OK. The installer get to the point that it says 'Running Anaconda' (or words to that effect), then the screen is cleared, a brief flash of garbled graphics appears at the top of the screen, then all goes blank.
If I select the option to install using a basic video driver, I get the expected installation screens appearing centred but scaled down within the display, as though the image was a 640x480 window in, say, a 1024x768 display (those figures are guesses, but give the right idea).
I can install this way, but first want to check that this will not leave me with a scaled-down display when I boot to FC14. In other words, will FC14 recognise my (elderly) video card correctly, even though the installer does not?
The machine is running fine under FC12 and I did not strike this problem when I upgraded it to that version.
I have tried the upgrade using two different DVD images, in case one had a fault that the disk check did not pick up.
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?
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.
it's the installation media or the ISO is broken because i have reburned / redownloaded the fedora14 multiple times with the same result. I even tried burning the disc on a different computer just to make sure the burner is still working. This is the error i am getting when the "Starting installation Process" dialog displayed.
"The file upstart-sysvint.0.65.9.fc14.i686.rpm cannot be opened. This is due to a missing file, a corrupt package or corrupt media. Please verify your installation source" I remember fedora 13 and below i have to use nousb command or something similar to get fedora installed properly but not for fedora 14. It just pops up with the message above.
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
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.
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
Code: 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).
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:
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?
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)
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:
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
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?
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 .?
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.