Fedora Installation :: Error - There Isn't Enough Free Space On The Disks To Create The Layout
Aug 14, 2009
I got a new computer (core i7, 6gb ram, 500gb hdd).I first installed Windows 7, because I remembered how Fedora 9 created a dual-boot screen nicely, while if I installed XP on a system with Fedora 9 it would just take over the boot and boot to XP.Anyway, so Windows 7 is installed, and I got the Fedora 11 DVD install.I partitioned the hdd as thus (on win7 installation): 93gb windows system, 300gb media partition, 90gb unformatted.When I boot the installation and select the "use free space" I get an error that there isn't enough free space on the disks to create the layout.I also tried to create a custom layout, but after a few errors I gave up on that what should I do to get Fedora 11 installed?
I'm trying to install Fedora 13 on my HP dv6 laptop and when I try to use the Use Free Space installation type, I receive a Partitioning Error: Could not allocate requested partitions - not enough free space on disks. Before I started the install, I used the Disk Management utility in Windows 7 to shrink the volume of the C: drive down to 242 GB and leaving 210 GB Unallocated. Here is what the screen looks like when I select Create Custom Layout (also receive the not enough free space error):
Created abt 16.4 gb free space using Disk Management in vista. I read the sticky on installing from the live cd and did accordingly. Whatever Partition i create first (boot or /), it gets done. However, when tryin to create the 2nd partition, i get "Could not allocate requested partitions:Not enough free space on disks." Cant proceed any further.
I have Dell Laptop 1545 which already installed windows 7 home premium which is also having two partitions one is reserved by the oem and another is for recovery partition and another 200gb i am using for windows 7 now i have left only 80gb hard disk. So I started to install the Fedora 12 in my laptop every thing is going fine but
at the time of creating the partitions iam unable to allocate the partitions the left 80gb i tried to select and tried for custom partition but to my surprise it is giving the following message "Could not allocate requested partitions: not enough free space on disks"
I just downloaded the new fedora and proceed to install it into a free space of 11GB on my HDD. As such the partitioner is unable to create more than 1 partitioneven if free space is available, it reports not enough free space seen if its present. As such it can create only one of the three partitions i.e., swap or / or /home duw to which cannot proceed ahead.' Some more details me running Xp as the other OS on my system.
Two nights ago I installed the KDE Spin of F15 and it all went smoothly. Then, I decided to try and use Windows' bootloader (it was a dual-boot) instead of GRUB. So I booted into Windows, spun up EasyBCD, added the correct entry for Fedora, and overwrote the MBR. I rebooted and tried to boot into Fedora, only to realize that the Windows Boot Manager had a failsafe that sensed when it didn't boot into Windows, and it stopped me from booting into Fedora.
At first, I booted into my live USB and tried to get GRUB back. After a couple Konsoles full of GRUB telling me that it couldn't mount the drive and install itself, I decided I was probably doing something wrong and it would be much easier to just reinstall Fedora.
I deleted the Fedora partitions I had made earlier from Windows (because it was already running). Then I booted into my live USB and tried to install Fedora. I clicked "OK" to make a partition (that would mount at /boot) that was 500 mb. It told me there wasn't enough space, but sitting right next to one of the already installed partitions was more than 190000 mb of space. So I tried to redo the partition with 250 mb, then I tried to make the swap partition and the main one (that would mount at /). I kept getting the error. I decided maybe it was a problem with the USB, so I rebooted into Windows and reinstalled the ISO onto the USB (with unetbootin) and repeated the process, only to get the same error.
P.S- I tried to use the option to "Use Free Space" as well as doing it manually and got the same error. Also, I saw another thread where a person with my same type of compute (a Lenovo Y560) had a similar problem. It might be possible there's a hidden partition for Lenovo's purposes? Anyways, the other user's solution was to move the an extended partition somewhere. I'll be posting an fdisk soon, in case I have the same problem as the other user. The other user used GParted, but it looks like I can use Easeus too, which I already have installed.
P.P.S- Here's the fdisk in case it will help:
Code: Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I have 160gb laptop. i installed vista in c primary partition which is 25gb and installed ubuntu in d primary partition which is 20gb. A remainig for my data. Now i tried to install CENT OS by formatting ubuntu. I inserted CENT OS DVD and restarted and i selected to delete my /dev/sda2 which is showing 20480mb and it shown me free space. but i tried to add partion /boot of 100mb it got added. but, when i am trying to add / of 3000mb in the remaining 20380mb free space it showing an error message that no free space is available.
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.
I have decided that my partition table does not meet my needs Barrymore, and I want to shrink the "/" partition by 80GB, and then create another file system on that space. I did some research on-line, and I'm not sure which way is the easiest and more secure way to perform the change with out putting the "/" file system on risk.
I was trying to install Fedora 13, on to my laptop. I have 30 GB of unallocated space in extended partition. When trying to install Fedora 13, I got stuck, as the installer says that there is no free space for installation.can convert the unallocated space into free space.
When I tried to update my ubuntu it gave me the following error: "The upgrade page needs a total of 19.9M free space on /boot. Please free atleast an additional 3624k of disk space on /boot. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using sudo apt-get clean." Why the packages require free space on /boot. How to empty trash. How to remove temporary packages of former installations using sudo apt-get clean. Screenshot attached for reference.
I am a beginner to Ubuntu & Linux. Some months back I installed ubuntu on a somewhat aged & slowed down acer laptop running win XP. Finally I tried running ubuntu a couple days ago & it's been pretty smooth, until this from update manager: Not enough free disk space
The upgrade needs a total of 615M free space on disk '/'. Please free at least an additional 296M of disk space on '/'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'. I guess I don't have to install these "important security updates", but it's probably best I do & learn how to use the file browser, terminal (Applications - Accessories - really, it's a little hidden), other important parts of ubuntu.
For downloading I have an external drive connected with 760 GB free - more than enough space for anything. I can also move files to this disk - do I maybe need to reboot into win xp to move files? I have no idea how to know which ubuntu files to remove for space - proc folder seems to have enough room, but should I just move it to the external drive? I can't seem to access the rest of the hard Drive where I could simply move a 4GB movie.
(1) i have a super-slow net connection with a limit of (200MB/3days)..so i dont want to seed my files wit bitTorrent..
(2)I have a 4 ntfs partitions which have some free space i want to utilise, in my ubuntu using ext3 patition, how could i do safely create free space w/o disturbing my other drives(one has vista on it)??
(3)I carelessly created 4GB swap space which is now going waste!! could i decrease it and use it somwhere else??
(4)Could you please tell me a tool which could scan packets coming to my firewall.
I have edited my hard disk partition using gparted which created 50GB of free space. I edited my /home which is primary and hence it can not partitioned it. Now, I am trying to create and mount the free space (using fdisk) but the free space is not showing in df or fdisk. can you plz tell me how to create a partition using the free space? my df and fdisk is as follows:
# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
I recently did a fresh install of FC12. When installing, I selected the option to completely format the HDD and use entire disk space. Apparently I was so excited everything worked perfect (upgraded from Fc10), until I started to copy videos and it said there isn't enough disk space.
So I downloaded gparted and here's what it shows..
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 have been installing Fedora 8 Linux with already having Windows Xp as my primary OS....
I have a total of 80GB Hard disk.Out of 80 GB,I have freed 8GB for Linux.But during Installation after "selecting language for keyboard" and then choosing "Create Custom Layout", while giving partitions I have alotted 4GB for '/' and 2GB for Swap.
Initially space was created for root(/)...but it is unable to create space for swap and all other boot,home etc...
It is showing the error msg as "Could not create partition as there is no space left for /(root)"...
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
I am trying to install fedora15, my devices are as follows: /dev/sda1- contains windows recovery /dev/sda2- contains windows vista /dev/sda3- free space /dev/sda4- where fedora10 is existing.
Basically I want to scrap the fedora 10 in /dev/sda4 and install fed15 on the place (ext3). During the installation process fedora asked me, Which type of installation you want? I choose 'create custom layout'.
Then in the next window that appeared I choose /dev/sda4. Then it gives me four options like Create Edit Delete Reset
I want to know what does this Delete mean. What will it do, will is erase all the older partitions within /dev/sda4 i made for fedora10 (previously I made three partitions /boot, swap, /) or will erase /dev/sda4 itself. I am scared to continue installation further.
I now have Windows XP installed, with 30GB of free space on the end of my hard rive. If I install linux there, will it cause Windows XP to fail? Last time I tried this, it says hal.dll was not found. However, that may have been caused by having five partitions. Do u think its safe now that I'll only have 4? Will Windows XP fail if I put in a partition in the free space?
Why does it says I'm using Safari in Windows, I'm using Google Chrome
I've got Fedora 11 working fine on an HP Mini 2140 netbook. (Wireless works after enabling the rpmfusion repo and installing the broadcom-wl driver.) Now I want to try to put Moblin 2.0 on the netbook as a dual boot.
Unfortunately the Moblin installer (Anaconda? Looks like it.) reports that there's no free space on the / volume. It looks like what's going on is that Fedora 11 created two partitions: /boot and /; and the / partition is LVM and uses all the rest of the available space on the hard drive.
I want to continue using Fedora 11's bootloader for any dual boot. So, basic question #1: Is the solution to create another partition for the Moblin install, or to resize the existing / LV in the existing LV group, and then create another LV for the Moblin install? In other words, can I install another OS on a second LV in the same LVG?
I have just over 20GB of empty space on C:. When I click it under disk-management, the window comes up and says I can only resize it 192 MB less than what it is. But I have 20GB free. Any ideas on what is wrong? I also have this odd 9.56GB partition that is empty. DM says it's "EISA configuration"...whatever that is. I am planning to allocate about 10GB for F11 if this pans out ok.
When I use top to see memory usage, I have 65gb ram but only 1.3gb of it free and remaining is shown as used. When I ran my program It gives memory insufficiency error. Although no other program is using the remaining 63.7gb ram it is hold. How can I get free the unused ram?
I have recently upgraded to 10.04 alpha2. I have an external ntfs hard drive that I use for media storage. In Jaunty, I had this drive mounted with ntfs-3g and could read and write to it from my Windows laptop.
Now, I have mounted this drive in 10.04 and have rw access to it from within the machine itself i.e. I can move files around from the console etc... but when I try to write something to the share from my windows laptop, I get the following error:
Cannot copy [filename]: There is not enough free disk space. Delete one or more files to free disk space and then try again.
Here is df showing I have enough disk space. Also, I can copy the same file to my home directory which is also shared and them mv it through the console to the storage ntfs drive with no problem.
Code: /dev/sdc1 488384000 416883568 71500432 86% /media/storage Here is a copy of my smb.conf file. Code: [global] ## Browsing/Identification ### # Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of workgroup = HOME # server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
when i tried to update my ubuntu it gave me the following error: "The upgrade page needs a total of 19.9M free space on /boot. please free atleast an additional 3624k of disk space on /boot. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using sudo apt-get clean"
please help me to fix this error. why the packages require free space on /boot. how to empty trash how to remove temporary packages of former installations using sudo apt-get clean"
I am dual booting winxp and opensuse 11.2 on a 80gb harddrive with 3 partitions. first primary conatins xp, second logical and active contains opensuse and third primary holds data. i want to create another partition after /dev/sda3 using the free space from /dev/sda3.can u advise me if it is possible? and if yes, what do i need to consider. here is the output of fdisk -l
Code: Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x285adb1d