Fedora Installation :: FC12 Install From Live CD - How To Make The Partitions
Mar 11, 2010
I'm trying to install from the Live CD. I read the sticky about needing a /boot and a / partition. I think that sticky applies to me but I'm not sure; once the Live CD loads, I click the "Install to Hard Drive" icon on the desktop. It thinks for awhile but ultimately doesn't display anything.What I'm not sure about is how exactly I go about making those partitions. My current HD is a Ubuntu system (Karmic Koala), and its network slowness has prompted me to try FC12. I've backed up everything already, I don't need to preserve anything on the existing drive.
I'm looking for the easiest way to get FC12 installed. Should I fool with the partitions? I just download a different install CD i.e. a non-Live one? If so, which one? Do I need all 5 or so CD images? I don't have a DVD burner so downloading the DVD isn't an option. I'm comfortable working from a Linux command line once the system is working, but I don't have much experience "close to the metal" i.e. actually getting a system up and running.
i am not sure where to post this issue since i am using RC4 of FC12 so posting it here.I am using the Live-CD to install FC12-RC4, it is gnome x86_64. The issue is as follows:I never had this with OpenSuSE. Mandriva & Ubuntu all of which is the latest release. Why the installer has to initialize the hard disk?
I recently upgraded from fc8. I am running two nvidia NVS 285 cards with four monitors and using nvidia driver 190.53-pkg1. I have one card up and running and can edit the config file and make to other two work I just can't get all four to work together.
Due to a combination of factors, if installing from the Live CD, you must have at least two partitions available. One will be a small (around 200 MB) /boot partition. The / (root filesystem) partition must be formatted as ext4 while the /boot partition must be formatted as ext2 or ext3.
The normal installation CD set and DVDs don't have this issue.
If you choose to install the Live CD and don't follow this scheme (you can, of course, have additional partitions besides /boot and /), the LiveCD won't install.
I installed Fedora 11 on a server with 2 equal sized disks. I used the gui installer and didn't make custom setting changes to the partitions. One of the steps asked for me to choose the disks i wanted to use for this installation. I selected both disks and after the installation Fedora only sees one volume the size of both disks combined.Do I now have software raid0 or do I have something else?
how do I install fc12 from a hard drive partition? I downloaded thec12 dvd iso file...when I burned this to a DVD it wanted to install from my DVD and not a file on external media.---------- Post added at 08:03 PM CST ---------- Previous post was at 07:53 PM CST ----------this looks like it:[URL]
Was using preupgrade from FC11x64 to 12x64. Preupgrade caused alot of problems like /boot not enough diskspace. After some searching found the steps and preupgrade proceed happily but after reboot got kernel panic grrr.
Took 3 days to find another machine to download and burn the FC12x64 disk. So I booted via the FC12x64 disk and selected the 1st option to install/upgrade. I thought it is upgrade and so choose replace my existing linux system however it wiped out everything on the disk. I have some important data in my home directory. I think it is in LVM, not a partition like /dev/sda1. How can I recover them? Was using stock settings.
First off, I have spent several hours searching this and other forums looking for an answer to this, and have tried several things, none of which have fixed this issue. Here is what I'm seeing:I performed a new install of FC12 on a Thinkpad R40, 512Mb RAM, with a 40Gb HDD, 38Gb useable, from a live CD. That leaves a little over 9Gb free for expansion. All went well with the install, but the post-boot upgrade would not complete due to an error with the abrt files. I found a thread discussing this and used the suggested method of performing the updates from a shell, which worked fine. There were LOTS of installations, updates, and replacements, and finally the shell returned "Complete!". After a reboot I was going through the Fedora_12_ User_ Guide.pdf and noticed many items missing from the System Menu as described in section 220.127.116.11 "The System menu". Another thread seemed to address a similar issue with su - then yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment", which I did. It updated over 870 items, then completed with no errors. At this point I logged out and back in, no change, and then tried a reboot, which also did not change anything. Finally, I'm appealing to the community.
I had FC10 working nicely but decided to move to FC12 to be able to use the latest and greatest... Turning out to be nightmare!
My HDD is partitioned into three:
(hd0, 0) 100MB : used to be original /boot for FC 10 (hd0, 1) 120GB : /home (hd0, 2) 30GB : / > First thing tried: preupgrade
Using this preupgrade setup happend and asked to reboot. However, upton reboot got locked in stage2. So this option was abondoned.
> Second thing tried: installation CDs
Using this method formatted (hd0,2) and installed FC12 on (hd0,2). However, did not change anything on (hd0,0). This still held all the upgrade information from the previous trial. Now, when I rebooted after the install there was a kernel panic with error "kernel panic not syncing vfs". Thinking it might due to the (hd0,0) partition and errors in my install, I abandoned this.
> Third thing tried: installation CDs
Using this method I formatted both (hd0,0) and (hd0,2). The install was similar to above but now (hd0,0) was also formatted and after install was empty. But upton reboot I still got the "kernel panic not syncing vfs" message. I dug through google and saw references to problems in grub.conf and lo behold there were problems with my grub.conf. I don't see the initrd line at all nor do I see the initrd*.img file in my disk. The grub.conf is:
When attempting to install FC12 x86_64 on a Dell Optiplex 760, my USB devices stop working after initial boot. I see anaconda, but am unable to change anything since my keyboard, mouse and any other USB devices are not powering up after kernel boot.
I just brought up FC12 on our VSphere to begin testing..The nic did not configure properly for some reason.. I was able to go to command line, and do an "ifup ifcfg-eth0" and DHCP got an address. Go into GNOME - System-Administration - Network , or system-config-network the "Activate/Deactivate" is greyed out. Also, GNOME - System-Administration - Network Device Control show NO device..
The relevant details of my setup are: Samsung R522 laptop Realtek RTL8192E wireless network controller (PCI) Fedora 12, kernel 18.104.22.168-70.fc12.i686 (automatically updated using software update)
My problem is that my wireless card has never worked - basically there aren't any widely available linux drivers, and there are many threads on getting the RTL8192E to work on many different forums, e.g. here, but none specifically for Fedora, so I think that this thread could potentially guide many more users. FYI, my hardwired network connection works perfectly.
Fantastically however, by emailing Realtek support, they'll send you their Linux driver, which most people have claimed works perfectly (although why they haven't just put it on their website is beyond me). SO, I've got a Linux driver for my wireless card. When Realtek emailed me to send me the driver, they said to just 'cd' into the driver directory, then do
su make clean make make install reboot ./wlan0up or ./wlan1up
OK, so I tried to do this and get the following error: make: *** /lib/modules/22.214.171.124-70.fc12.i686/build: No such file or directory. Stop. make: *** [all] Error 2
I don't know enough about linux to understand this error. I really don't want to have to recompile my kernel, and I hope there is some way to install this driver with not too much hassle. How to overcome this error, and install my wireless driver so I can get wireless network access on my Fedora 12 operating system. I've found Fedora 12 really easy to use so far, but this is proving quite hard!
This is the output of 'ls -lh' in the folder which seems to be causing the error, namely /lib/modules/126.96.36.199-70.fc12.i686/ total 3.1M lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 46 2010-03-16 22:53 build -> ../../../usr/src/kernels/188.8.131.52-70.fc12.i686 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K 2010-03-03 05:28 extra drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 4.0K 2010-03-16 22:53 kernel -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 498K 2010-03-16 22:53 modules.alias .....
in attempt to dualboot w7 and opensuse i manage to screw windows boot loader. I was hoping that with opensuse live cd i'll successfully save my data but i was wrong. I can't browse any of partition with any of browsers inside liveCD including dolphin. When i try to access it says: There is no application installed that can open files of the type block device (inodelockdevice). Do you want to try to install one? Is there another option to access partitions because I can't install another browser on live cd.
I installed Windows 7, shredded the main partition for about 40 gigs (I made them unallocated), rebooted, Win7 works perfectly. THEN I tried booting Linux from a Live usb, and it doesn't recognize any partitions, it sees the whole HDD as unallocated space. This is the result of "sudo fdisk -l" done from the Live session: (I just copied the HDD info, not the usb)
Texts about partitioning with LVM are quite technical.However I should like to find a text explaining me how to manually make LVM-partitions in OpenSuSE. Like which ones, how big, how to do it. I made an auto LVM with /home. Problem is my entire disk is not used (/root was 5GB max /home was only 7GB max on sda2)and I was not able to make the partitions the seize I wanted.
I have now sda1 configured as /home 280GB and sda2 with the proposed partitioning of Yast. So only 5,9 GB for root. It looks like my try-out is working fine, however. Using normal partitioning is not a good option on my PC. He shows lots of black screens. With LVM no problem at all.
I am booting from a USB stick live CD image of Kubuntu 10.04 Beta. When I run the installer, and choose the "manual select partitons" option, it lists only my full hardisk, whereas I have atleast 5 partitions on it, and none are shown. Could anybody help me with this? I want to install on one of the partitions and leave the rest intact. I am dual-booting BTW.
I'm stuck trying to install f13 on my trusty old eeepc 701 4g. It has a 4GB SSD and 32GB of usb flash memory. The plan is to replicate how I had f9 installed: / and /boot on the ssd with /usr/share and some /home/<user> data directories on the usb flash. I had a hacked f9 kernel that supported persistent usb, allowing me to suspend to ram with this arrangement. It looks like that's now built into the stock kernel. he problem I have is that the Live CD image (I've tried the stock Fedora and the XFCE spin) can't deal with installing to ext2 (only 3 and 4) and the boot.iso image flatly ignores the "lowres" and resolution=800x480" options. I can work my way through the first few screens blind, but can't deal with repartitioning.I'm sure this is a Standard Problem, but I haven't hot on the magic google search to find it all afternoon
I'm new to the linux just few days ago, tried my slef to install Ubuntu on my laptop then I have help of friend to install Opensuse for me in my laptop I face problems with Opensuse and couldn't solve it so my friend install the Ubuntu in the free partition which was 120Gb, and the rest of the 320Gb was dedecated to the OpenSuse, I see no use of having OS with problems in my laptop so I wonder how can I install Ubuntu once again in my laptop and give it the entire 320Gb at least to be usable in storage data my laptop is dell xps it seem work fine with ubuntu Model M1330 RAM is 4 Gb I think of upgrade it to 8 if it work with it HHD is 320Gb 7200rpm I'll be thankful to show me how I can use the maximum HHD size for Ubuntu I'll use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit
I will be installing Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS. The partitioning install section is text based and IMO a bit cryptic. I was wondering: Can I first set up my partitions with Gparted live disk and then pop-in the server install disk and install using the partition structure I made with GParted?
This usb-memory-stick loaded wtih fedora11 and 4GB space for persistence runs nicely When I click install icon and choose "shrink other partitions" or "use free space for installing", it aborts.I've tried installing on C hard drive and on 300GB-usb-disk with lots of free space; still won't work
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 9.10. When it got to the "partition manager" stage of the installation, not only was I not able to decrease the Windows partition's size, I was also told that there was an error when partitioning and that the process has been aborted, I'm now just using the Ubuntu Live CD..
I was trying to create a partition to share between Windows 7 (pre-installed, and I use it for some games and specific programs) and Fedora 15 (I use it for everything else), but when I tried to do this, apparently I already reached the maximum of primary partitions, 4. So I have 3 for Windows and 1 for Fedora!
The schema I have (see picture) is, 10.5 GB for windows recovery, 100MB for windows boot, 341GB for Windows 7, and 48 GB for Fedora, and it's in a dual boot. My intention was to leave about 100GB for Windows, 50GB for Fedora and the rest for shared files.
But I also don't want to format the recovery files, I had luck when windows broke and I could recover it with this files (I don't have the installation DVD, but it is original and validated), so I would like to keep those files.
1. I make a backup (I have no idea of how or if this is even possible) from fedora of this partitions and save them as files.
2. I try to include the /boot of windows in the big windows partition, but, is this really needed? Can I just delete the 100MB windows booter? (is it enough with the Fedora one or do I need this one?)
Is there a way to make more than 4 partitions? (it would be actually a 3rd option, but I didn't find any info online)
So lets start with my laptop. I am currently running windows vista 64-bit and I usually experiment with linux on a virtual machine but I decided to try and put it on as a dual boot os. I have x3 320gb hdd (7200rpm) on raid5, x2 1gb nvidia gtx go running sli, 8gb ram, 2.8ghz core2 quad, and random other things that aren't important. Point is that my system should run anything I throw at it.
So I downloaded Fedora 11 from a torrent and burned the iso to a disk. When I run it, it pretends its going to run it, it comes up with a log and loads stuff and all. But then it just hangs.. it doesn't do anything, no live starts, no nothing. Its just a blank screen with a blinking underscore in the top left "_" so I type and my typing shows up and thats it. Any other time I've used Linux I've never had to put in a command or anything to start, so I don't know what the problem is.
For the last two releases I've used pre-upgrade ( F11>F12>F13 ). While F13 is working OK it's showing one or two minor glitches, such as the odd hang and sometimes part of the Gnome taskbar doesn't load. I realise these may be just F13 issues, but in case they're due to accumulated errors in two updates I'm planning to back up and do a clean install of F14 - once the feeding frenzy has died down.
The question, as posed in the title, is whether to D/L the full DVD or install from a live CD and add the apps I need. For instance, I don't need to network with my other computers - data transfer is by ' sneakernet ' with a pen drive - and I'm sure there's quite a bit else I can live without which the standard DVD install will contain, such as chat. Conversely, I'll be installing some extras such as Google Earth using AutoX.So basically, will installing from a live CD be any real benefit or will I just be making work fro myself? I frequently notice updates which don't seem to have much to do with the apps I use regularly, but they may contain essential dependencies.