About that installer...

Ian Malone ibmalone at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 13:02:16 UTC 2013

On 11 March 2013 09:51, Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> Allegedly, on or about 11 March 2013, Dan Irwin sent:
>> The installer won't let me install. It won't find free space. It won't
>> shrink partitions.
>> I even dropped to a shell, and used fdisk to blow away my windows 7
>> partition, and the installer still doesn't work properly!
> I haven't tried Fedora 18, but are you getting snagged by the old issue
> of users think an formatted partition is "free space," but the installer
> wants to find completely unused space on the drive (i.e. don't make a
> new partition, delete one, and leave it deleted).

It is potentially possible to resize existing filesystems and
partitions to create free unpartitioned space which can be used for an
install, however the released F18 installer disabled this option due
to problems with it (you really don't want to mess it up).


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