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arjchhikara
15th August 2017, 07:54 AM
Hi,

I am on HP desktop with basic config as follow :

> OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
> Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586
> Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220
> CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3300 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4
> Logical Processor(s) BIOS
> Version/Date AMI 8.06, 01/24/13 SMBIOS
> Version 2.7 Secure Boot
> State Unsupported Installed Physical
> Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB Total Physical
> Memory 3.39 GB Available Physical
> Memory 1.67 GB Total Virtual
> Memory 6.89 GB Available Virtual
> Memory 5.07 GB

I am trying to make it dual-bootable with Fedora 26. I have made a Live USB with media writer and when I am installing it on the configuration page, it is always giving me "Error checking storage configuration" no matter what I am doing. I have initially used windows disk management tool to create 25 GB of "unallocated space" from my C: drive (boot). This 25 GB of "unallocated space" is shown by the Anaconda Installer but when I click on "Done" it asks me to reclaim space as there is 0 "free space". After which I deleted one whole partition of 175 GB hoping it might solve the issue. But it is still giving me the same problem. I have attached screenshot of the error.

http://i.imgur.com/RSNwYAH.png?1
http://i.imgur.com/IAkMlMI.png

I tired deleting partition from Anaconda installer which failed to do it and had to do it using windows Disk management (Might be the issue?).

Current Partition Setup : http://i.imgur.com/5uS6m91.png

I have tried many forums and not able to find a solution to it. This is my first time moving to Linux system and creating Dual-Bootable system.

Thanks in advance. :)

kldixon
15th August 2017, 09:15 AM
Did you try using the new Blivet partitioning tool:
https://fedoramagazine.org/anaconda-fedora-26-new-features/

It may give you more of a clue of how Anaconda thinks the disk is partitioned.

Anaconda will make no changes to your disk until you hit 'Begin Installation' in the 'Installation Summary' screen, so you can experiment with layouts.

You should also read the 'Installation Guide' before trying to install:
https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/26/html/Installation_Guide/index.html
The screenshots are from F21 but it is mostly up to date.

arjchhikara
15th August 2017, 11:38 AM
Thanks for mentioning the "Blivet partitioning tool" I went in checked and tried to create the partitions as per the link.

But I am not receiving this error:

http://i.imgur.com/SWHiFmP.png

I have created LVM partition from the 172 GB free space of which

1. 60GB allocated as Root (format: ext4), mounted as '/'
2. 8 GB allocated as Swap space

I have tried making another partition of 25GB (format: EFI system partition) mounted as "/boot/efi", but I am still getting the same error. I have tried to check about the GPT :confused: type but Nothing is shown about MBR or GPT type when I am clicking Information button.

As of now stuck again and googling forums ...

kldixon
15th August 2017, 04:47 PM
I know nothing about Windows 10 but, if this is a UEFI based machine, there must be an EFI System Partition (ESP) formatted as FAT.
You should probably use the 'Physical View' to get a true picture of the partitions, (I have not used Blivet).
You could also use the tools available in the Live USB to investigate the layout of the disk before running anaconda.
You should then mount that partition at /boot/efi. It will be about 100MB to 500MB. Trying to create an ESP of 25GB indicates to me that you have not read the 'Installation Guide'. :)
Before going any further you should back-up the ESP. Indeed, you should probably back-up the whole disk so you can restore everything incase of a disaster.

bob
15th August 2017, 04:52 PM
To the OP, you registered twice in the Forum, which is against the Posting Rules, by the way, then you posted once using each identity. I'm sure that you were confused, since you used the same username for each registration.

I've deleted the second registration, so your second post shows as "guest", but you can continue to post with the first registration information.

arjchhikara
15th August 2017, 07:44 PM
To the OP, you registered twice in the Forum, which is against the Posting Rules, by the way, then you posted once using each identity. I'm sure that you were confused, since you used the same username for each registration.

I've deleted the second registration, so your second post shows as "guest", but you can continue to post with the first registration information.

Thanks, i did not knew i registered twice :P

---------- Post added at 11:44 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:42 PM ----------


I know nothing about Windows 10 but, if this is a UEFI based machine, there must be an EFI System Partition (ESP) formatted as FAT.
You should probably use the 'Physical View' to get a true picture of the partitions, (I have not used Blivet).
You could also use the tools available in the Live USB to investigate the layout of the disk before running anaconda.
You should then mount that partition at /boot/efi. It will be about 100MB to 500MB. Trying to create an ESP of 25GB indicates to me that you have not read the 'Installation Guide'. :)
Before going any further you should back-up the ESP. Indeed, you should probably back-up the whole disk so you can restore everything incase of a disaster.

Thanks for pointing that out.
I will actually sit down again tomorrow and try it again. I have read most of the guide but I will give it a go again. Never knew linux installation would be this tricky. But I am glad, learned a lot today!