About that installer...

Dan Irwin rummymobile at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 22:36:18 UTC 2013


On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 11:06 PM, Ian Malone <ibmalone at gmail.com> wrote:

> To be clear, you've wiped all the partitions on the disc, but the
> installer is refusing to allocate new ones?

Not quite.

I blew away the big windows partition, but I left the Dell system and
recovery partitions. Which equates to about 15 gig of space.

I imagine if I blew away those partitions too, then Fedora 18 would
install. But I do like keeping the Dell stuff around, for emergencies.

So with 100+ gig of free space and 2 system partitions, Fedora did not install.

> Have you tried booting the installer again? It may be the best way to ensure the partition table is re-read.

Yep. Multiple times.

> At what point does it tell you 'error checking storage configuration' and what does fdisk -l on the disc show?

This is on the "main" installer screen in F18.

fdisk -l shows two partitions (Dell system and recovery).

Thanks.


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