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Revert to "classical"/expert Anaconda partition configuration

asked 2015-08-28 07:09:17 -0500

The Fedora manual states that:

In most other installers for both Linux and other operating systems, disk partitioning usually takes a "bottom-up" approach. [...] Anaconda uses an opposite approach.

I understand that the goal is to make the installer easier to use for less technically minded users, but as the quote suggests Fedora seems to be aware that this move will alienate the vast majority of users who are used to things working differently. Personally, I happen to dislike having to accept a partitioning wizard's guess, and doubly so if the result is only presented in the form of a list of operations stripped of relevant details (e.g. "create partition" without size).

Is there any way of using the installer without the new partitioning wizard (e.g. similarly to how Ubuntu's graphical installer still doesn't support mdadm despite its text based installer supporting mdadm for over a decade), or is the best solution to just install Fedora on temporary storage and copy everything across later?

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answered 2015-08-29 06:21:20 -0500

updated 2015-08-29 06:22:50 -0500

Under Fedora, the text installation mode has less options than the graphical one.

In the Installation Summary screen, click on "installation destination" button then click on "I will configure partitioning", thus "Done" button. The next screen, simply click on "+" button to add your partition, size, label... and on "Modify" to add raid.

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If you want more options (raid without lvm, remove the 5% of the free reserved space...). Before installation, you should prepare the disk from the live cd.

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