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Fedora 16 install, not enough free space on disks

asked 2012-04-08 21:37:52 +0000

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updated 2012-04-08 21:37:52 +0000

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I am trying to install fedora 16 as a dual boot with Windows. In windows I cleared my entire D: drive with the drive manager. Now I have 141208 MB of free space, but when I select "Use Free Space" in the fedora installer I get the error message; "Could not allocate requested partitions: not enough free space on disks." Shouldn't 138 GB be plenty of free space? What am I doing wrong?

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answered 2012-04-08 21:59:52 +0000

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"Free Space" means not allocated (formatted) space and if you want your installer to use the 138GB partition you have to explicitly select it.

Be careful at selecting the right partition or you will nuke your Windowze OS (which, by the way, is not a bad idea though... :)

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The space is unformatted. What do I have to do to select it?

ZaccL ( 2012-04-08 23:11:04 +0000 )edit

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Asked: 2012-04-08 21:37:52 +0000

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