Unable to allocate requested partition scheme

asked 2017-05-04 07:53:08 -0600

Abel_Watson gravatar image

updated 2017-05-04 09:27:05 -0600

HI yesterday i was trying to install fedora 25 on my pc. I want to make a dualBoot (Windows 10 /Fedora). When i get to the partitioning where i have to create the "/" partition it gives me this error : Unable to Allocate requested partition scheme. I don't know what to do. I'll be gratefull if you could help me.

P.S. This is a screenshot of my partitions: image description

or this:

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Sry for my bad english. My system is in italian language, hope you understand something.

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Does Fedora installer see the free space, are you adding the partitions by hand or doing auto partition?

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2017-05-04 09:55:59 -0600 )edit

You are marking twice the 420GB NTFS partition. Is that coincidence or do you want to install Fedora there? Fedora installer needs free, unclaimed and unformatted disk space. So either choose the 205GB ("not allocated"), or delete the 420 GB NTFS partition (make sure you backup the data on there before) and let the Fedora installer claim that to create a Linux partition layout.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-05-04 10:23:19 -0600 )edit

Once you get the error message, can you go to /tmp and post anaconda.log, program.log, and storage.log somewhere? That should be enough to figure out what's going on. Optionally, it might also help to make a screencast, if this is a live installer, you can use control + shift + alt + R to start and stop a screencast while you're in the installer. I think this has a 30 second limit, best to start recording once you're in custom partitioning, just before you try to create / mount point. The resulting video will be in ~/Videos.

cmurf gravatar imagecmurf ( 2017-05-04 12:10:33 -0600 )edit