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Fedora 20 Install - not enough space for grub2

asked 2013-12-14 21:19:36 -0500

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updated 2014-09-30 08:35:08 -0500

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Fedora 20 32-bit, installing a MacBook Pro (8,2).

Three main partitions currently on disk:

/dev/sda1 - EFI system /dev/sda2 - main OSX (HFS+) /dev/sda3 - recovery partition (HFS+)

There's 47GB of empty space on the disk, but I get this error message when clicking to automatically layout LVM based partitioning:

sda may not have enough space for grub2 to embed cor.img when using the ext4 filesystem on partition.

The odd part is - I've been through several fedora installs on this machine, and never have seen this error. This is the first time trying to install 32-bit F20.

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Rebooted into the x86_64 netinst, automatic partitioning works.

CanadianChris gravatar imageCanadianChris ( 2013-12-14 21:36:03 -0500 )edit

If you have an EFI system, you should consider installing x86_64 Fedora so you can EFI boot Fedora as well.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-12-15 00:31:02 -0500 )edit

Im running into the same problem, kinda want to upvote or comment. But either im a complete moron, this site is garbage, or my reputation isn't high enough to let me comment.

Im attempting to do 64, I've tried a number of different partitioning scheme's and filesystems. Still not getting anywhere, and google's not helping :/

dishcandanty gravatar imagedishcandanty ( 2013-12-23 18:37:57 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-08-09 22:34:07 -0500

Hi, I had the Same issue and I could overcome. I got a Asus Lap and in the BIOS menu, Boot Options there was something called Launch CSM. It was Enabled by default and I Disabled it. then Changed the 1st boot device to DVD ROM from the Default Boot Options. After that I haven't had that issue.

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