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installing fedora it says I have -412 MiB free ...but I have over 1TiB free. II'm dual booting.

asked 2016-01-17 19:27:42 -0500

robert123456 gravatar image

updated 2016-01-17 20:59:25 -0500

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I've got Mint and have over 1 TiB free to install Fedora 23. But it thinks I have a negative amount free - an impossibility in any situation. That's a serious bug in Anaconda. I'm not sure there's any getting around an installer that is coming up with that sort of thing. Should I give up on Fedora?

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showing negative free space is certainly a bug, but it is probably because of wrong partition table. Also note that fedora shows unpartitioned space as free space, not the free space you have inside your partitions even if they are not formatted at all. It would be nice to show your partition table to us, e.g. using fdisk -l /dev/sda

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2016-01-18 04:15:00 -0500 )edit

^[^Cmonetone@monetone ~ $ sudo parted /dev/sda print Model: ATA ST3000DM001-1CH1 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 3001GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: gpt

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 2097kB 1049kB bios_grub 2 2097kB 1258GB 1258GB ext4 4 1258GB 2791GB 1533GB ext4 / 3 2996GB 3001GB 4252MB linux-swap(v1) A further variation (same result) is without the third partition 4 that I added later. Reported here:

robert123456 gravatar imagerobert123456 ( 2016-01-19 15:05:24 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-01-18 04:31:59 -0500

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This is a bug please report it. If you want to skip this check and do installation anyway. You can use kickstart which is doing exactly this.

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