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Trying to install Fedora 23


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jocker7878

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Hi everybody

I have been trying to install fedora 23 for a week and didn't achieve anything, didn't understand much either.

and i had a lot of problems like these 

 

DSC_0347.jpg  DSC_0348.jpg  DSC_0349.jpg
 
got also " local variable 'e' referenced before assigment "  and  " unable to allocate requested partition scheme "
and others.
got this too " error checking storage configuration " in red below installation destination like in here instead of automatic parti.... (sorry couldn't get a screenshot and forgot to capture it like above ones)
 
Fedora-Server-21-Installation-Summary.pn
 
 
 
I tried a lot of walkthroughs but nothing worked.
I have 2 partitions one of them with windows 7 64bit and have unallocated space of 45 GB
I actually don't know where to start anything about linux or fedora, i know nothing about it.
Can you help me out here?
Thanks in advance.

Edited by jocker7878, 25 March 2016 - 12:02 PM.

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think the first thing i'd do if you, is go into your windows os, delete the 45GB partition and leave it as unallocated space, then restart pc and boot the fedora install media and let it automatically configure the partitions, you should find it will use the 45GB space to add the needed partitions for it's install.

 

if your still having problems let me know and i'll download fedora server and run through the install process to familiarize myself with it.

please post a screen shot of all the partitions on your hard drive as seen by fedora.

can i ask why your installing the server version and not the work station version ?

 

usually to install any linux distro, you need to create at least 2 partitions. a swap partition and a root partition, swap partition say 2GB in size and root partition using the rest of your 45GB space.

 

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thanks terry for your reply

i already have the 45 GB as unallocated and whether i do manual partitioning or automatic it doesnt work.

i don't know much about the difference between workstation and server :D

and unfortunately i can't post a screenshot now but i will do it later


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server will probably be a much lighter distro and not have all the bells and whistles the workstation version will have built in, so for most people it's the workstation version they want to install.

 

the workstation version also may have a better install process where the user doesn't need to have much knowledge on how things work where as the server version would usually be installed by people who know exactly what they need and want so have a lot more choices to make during install.

 

all supposition though not having installed either version before. 

 

i'll download both versions and run through an install of both and see if i can work out where you may be experiencing problems.

 

do you know if your using gpt and uefi partitions and booting or are you using mbr and bios/legacy mode in uefi, partitions and booting of your hard drives?

 

win 7 is usually mbr and bios/legacy and it was only from windows 8 on up that uefi and gpt really became the defaults.

 

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Edited by terry1966, 27 March 2016 - 10:04 AM.

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ok when you start the install after you've selected your language choice your met with this :-

 

Fedora-Server-21-Installation-Summary.pn

 

just click on the installation destination and then take a screen shot of what it shows, then click on the done button top left and take another screenshot of what is shown, and we'll see where we go from there.

 

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Hi Terry i downloaded workstation and tried it and this is what you requested i think

 

DSC_0351.jpg

 

DSC_0352.jpg

 

and this is what i get after

 

DSC_0353.jpg

 

and i tried automatic too and it gave me the same responseas before, it appears that i doesn't read the unallocated 45GB as free i think, i tried to reclaim data and shrink one of the partitions, it failed too

 

DSC_0354.jpg

 

Thanks Terry and sorry for the bad quality couldn't get screenshots :)


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can you repost the images for some reason they don't appear to be there.

 

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http://postimg.org/g...57k3i/21e89471/


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DSC_0351.jpg

DSC_0352.jpg

DSC_0353.jpg

DSC_0354.jpg


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ok no idea why your getting shown something different than me yet, but just to clarify what you've done, after this :-

DSC_0351.jpg

 

without clicking on anything except the blue done button top left, does it take you to this :-

DSC_0352.jpg

 

my install just takes me back to

Fedora-Server-21-Installation-Summary.pn

but without the red warning, and now the begin installation button can be clicked.

 

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no no i was manual to get this

 

DSC_0352.jpg

 

 

 

but with automatic it gives me this

 

DSC_0354.jpg

 

 

it appears that i doesn't read the unallocated 45GB as free i think, i tried to reclaim data and shrink one of the partitions, it failed too


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sorry but i'm really not following what your doing, you say "no no i was manual to get this",
http://postimg.org/image/d8sjhmt7x/ (sorry was looking at wrong screen shot and thought it was this one. http://postimg.org/image/upwncqu0d/
 
but that is the screen it takes you to when your doing any installation before deciding on if you want to manually create partitions or just let it automatically do things, which is what we want.
so as soon as it gets to that screen and show's the sda drive with 45.01GB of free space, all you need to do is hit the blue done button top left, nothing more and nothing less.
 
this should then take you vack to the previous screen where you can now click on the begin installation button.
 
if all you are doing when it gets to that screen is clicking on the blue done button top left and it gives you this screen.
http://postimg.org/image/r3qu03nn1/
 
then there is something going on with your system i'm not understanding or getting on my system.
 
i don't really want to get into manually setting the partitions at the moment but will show you how to do that later if needed, to do that you'd need to click the + button near bottom left in the screenshot where it shows the 3 windows partitions (you don't want to mess with them.) for every new partition we'd need to create, setting partition size, file system, mount point, etc for each partition we create using the free 45GB space.
 
so sorry if i'm being a bit dense and not following what your trying to tell me but i'm still trying to figure exactly what your doing and why your not getting the same result as me.
 
so please tell me again everything your doing in a step by step process. eg.
 
1:- boot media and on main screen select install fedora 23
2:- select language click on continue button.
takes you to this screen
http://www.itzgeek.c...ion-Summary.png
3:- click on installation destination
takes you to this screen
http://postimg.org/image/upwncqu0d/
4:- click on blue done button top left (do nothing else)
takes you back to screen under step 2
5: should now be able to click on the begin installation button.
 
ok just ran through the steps again while writing this post to make sure to get everything accurate and think i've found out why your getting different results to me.
i think you've started the install process before and cancelled it for some reason and fedora still sees the partitions it was set to create even though they do not show up in your partitions list for some unknown reason and that is why you're getting the not enough free space window when you hit the blue done button.
 
so when you hit the blue button in step 4 above (following steps 1 to 4 even though i've scored everything out.) and it takes you to this screen
http://postimg.org/image/r3qu03nn1/
 
hit the reclaim space button take a screenshot so i can see what partitions are there, don't do anything else just take the media out of the drive and reboot your pc, i want to double check what partitions are listed first so you don't delete a wrong partition, then we will just delete all the non windows ones hit the reclaim space button and now it should have the full 45GB free space to use and take you back to the screen where you can now click on the begin installation process and carry on giving the info it needs user, password etc, to complete the install.
 
:popcorn:
 
by the way you're not going to want to install the server edition it doesn't install a desktop like you're used to and just takes you to a command line login so you really want to download and install the workstation version and use that. :- https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/

Edited by terry1966, 29 March 2016 - 06:14 PM.

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Hi Terry i'm very grateful for you proceeding with me even though i'm not clarifying things up :)

 

is there anyway to continue this without deleting all the partitions except windows' ?

and why can't i use the free 45 GB ?

 

anyway i captured this as you mentioned

 

DSC_0355.jpg

 

 

i downloaded fedora workstation 23 thanks to your advice since you mentioned it before ( all the pics were captured from it )


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Hi Terry i'm very grateful for you proceeding with me even though i'm not clarifying things up xsmile.png.pagespeed.ic.5Yux4gu5_h.png

your doing fine, it's me that's the problem. :rofl:

 

 

is there anyway to continue this without deleting all the partitions except windows' ?

and why can't i use the free 45 GB ?

ok there is nothing listed there that we can delete, i was expecting it to show other partitions using the 45GB free space, sda6,sda7 etc.

 

so really not sure what is going on now.

 

pk lets start from the beginning.

 

go into the windows os create a new partition using the 45gb free space take a screen shot so i can see where the free space is located also in future only use the workstation software to do the install.

 

 

( all the pics were captured from it )

ok so it's the workstation live cd you've been using to try and get it to install anyway.

 

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thanks man you're very helpful

and yes i've been using workstation since you advised me

 

 

now i did the following:

 

1- partitioned the 45GB to a NTFS Logical partition

2- restarted and tried to install fedora

3- did automatic install and done (at the top left corner) it gave me a one like this (not the exact)

 

http://postimg.org/image/r3qu03nn1/

 

4- clicked reclaim space and it gave me this

 

DSC_0357.jpg

 

5- deleted this partition i just created and clicked reclaim space it gave me this

DSC_0358.jpg

 

why is it so hard :D ??!!


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