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Media Writer Partitioned my USB drive

asked 2017-08-24 22:24:59 -0500

marcosncinas gravatar image

When I check the Disk Utility in Fedora Live, I see 4 extensions of Anaconda taking 21 GB of space. I am also told I still need to install Fedora onto a hard disk. Unfortunately, there is no space to be retrieved or shown available on the same drive (usb).

Does anyone have a suggestion for what to do? My thinking is to set my own partitions, delete the Anaconda "Block Device" and "Loop Device," or try running the installation without the graphic display.

Maybe the heading is irrelevant. I do not know but thank you in advance!

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What does media writer has to do with your installation? Did you created installable usb stick? Did fedora's stick started the installation? Do you have questions on the way anaconda show your disk partitions?

alextheoto gravatar imagealextheoto ( 2017-08-25 00:09:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-08-25 10:07:03 -0500

villykruse gravatar image

If it was not clear from the installation guide, you should use mediawriter to create a bootable memory stick. For that you should use a 2 gig memory stick with no data on it, as any data on that usb stick will be erased.

If you have a usb real disk, be very careful not to let mediawriter write anything to that device, as that would erase everything you might have on that disk.

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answered 2017-08-27 22:39:56 -0500

florian gravatar image

You cannot install Fedora onto the same USB from which you are booting the live system. In general you can easily install Fedora to an external (USB) drive (thumb) drive (or of course any internal drive or partitions) but you will have to boot your live media and install Fedora elsewhere, not the the live media itself - won't work.

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answered 2017-08-27 19:00:02 -0500

rookieoz gravatar image

Did you write over anything you needed with the media writer? Do you need help retreiving files?

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answered 2018-01-08 23:27:28 -0500

Fedora must be held responsible for completely failing to take the 10 required minutes to add a warning box to the Media Writer UI that tells people that their external USB drives will be vaporized by the writer. It happened to me and seriously, it's time to lawyer up. Can you smell class action? I can.

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This "answer" barely got past moderation; the other version didn't, not just because it's a duplicate, but because it was offensive and insulting. If you can't or won't discussing things in a civil way, please take your opinions elsewhere.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-01-09 01:41:03 -0500 )edit

It's called a media writer- it's not an installer! Your responsibility to use the right software for the right purpose.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-01-09 09:42:53 -0500 )edit

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