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    Error installing fedora 30 on a full disk

    Hello, I am need of some assistance with installing Fedora. (I am completely new to Linux in general)

    I am currently installing Fedora 30 after trying it out from a USB onto my Lenovo yoga laptop.

    The problem I am encountering is that I am trying to install and delete on the same disk. I tried to see if I could delete by 'reclaiming space', but that goes nowhere and just gives me 'error checking storage config'. I cannot partition the disk because all of it is being used weirdly enough, though I think that is to blame when I installed Ubuntu beforehand. It currently uses up all the available space.

    Long story short... how can I install Fedora over Ubuntu...

    Apologies in advance if the post is too vague.

    Thanks and I appreciate any help given.

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    Re: Error installing fedora 30 on a full disk

    Hello 2seck.

    Welcome first to Fedora.

    To make the process of install Fedora on your hard Drive.
    1 - boot from Live DVD/USB,and do not go to install process - go to try Fedora.
    2 - when you on the Fedora Desktop - write in the search box Disks.
    3 - when the software of Disks will Open - click on the HDD that you like to delete.
    when you highlight on the left the HDD name - from the right you will see the partitions that on the Drive.
    4 - Now you see all that you have on the Drive,click on the first partition start with the first one,
    there you will see the minus option to click on to delete = it will ask ROOT Password.
    in that way delete all what you see there,
    so when you delete all the partitions you will have unformulated HDD.
    5 - when you done,reboot the live DVD/USB and start the install process.

    Good luck.
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    Re: Error installing fedora 30 on a full disk

    Thanks for the guide!

    I managed to delete the HDD and have reclaimed all of the space, though I think thats the only thing that I got progress on. Now when I try to install Fedora my HDD still appears as if it still has no space available and tells me to unmount my HDD. Unfortunately, It still gives me the config error.

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    Re: Error installing fedora 30 on a full disk

    Hello 2seck.

    Like you can see in your images the HDD is mounted and you need to unmounted the HDD.
    Then it will let you go on with the installation process.
    the 1.3mb is what block the installation process at this time for you.

    Now...my Other Option to try to solve that issue will be - to go to LightDM - and not GDM.
    to do that log in to you terminal as ROOT User.
    then add those commands and when you done reboot and see what happens.

    Code:
    systemctl disable gdm
    Code:
    systemctl enable lightdm
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    Re: Error installing fedora 30 on a full disk

    If you plan to use the entire disk, then when the installer "anaconda" runs, check the option to use the entire disk.
    If your intention is to share the disk with Ubuntu, then you have to make room for Fedora.
    I run Fedora quite comfortably with 100gigs. The 100 gigs includes expansion space.

    I sometimes, using the live ISO install gparted, and use this graphical tool to move partitions or to wipe the disk and then allocate partitions.

    These are my partition sizes for my 128gig SSD

    300meg fat32 /boot/efi
    1 gig ext4 /boot
    35gigs xfs /
    8gigs swap swap
    80gigs ext4 /home
    8 gigs swap for resume=UUID= view /etc/default/grub, and line with resume=UUID=

    There will be some unallocated space at the end. Whatever is left, I use as a /junk partition for the junk I download and want to checkout and then discard.
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    Re: Error installing fedora 30 on a full disk

    Sometimes, there is a mbr entry (hidden file)
    that interferes with the installation.

    If you are comfortable with the command line then

    sudo dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/sd?? bs=512 count=100 will write hex zero over the front of the disk, where the mbr and other partitions exist.
    then use gparted or other to initialize the disk to format gpt
    and lay out the partitions you want.
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    Re: Error installing fedora 30 on a full disk

    Anaconda, has a feature that allows you to customize the disk.

    If you plan to use the entire disk, then when the installer "anaconda" runs, check the option to use the entire disk.
    If your intention is to share the disk with Ubuntu, then you have to make room for Fedora.
    I run Fedora quite comfortably with 100gigs. The 100 gigs includes expansion space)

    I sometimes just install gparted, and use this graphical tool to wipe the disk and then allocate partitions.

    These are my partition sizes for my 128gig SSD

    300meg fat32 /boot/efi
    1 gig ext4 /boot
    35gigs xfs /
    8gigs swap swap
    80gigs ext4 /home
    8 gigs swap for resume=UUID= view /etc/default/grub, and line with resume=UUID=
    Leslie in Montreal

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    Re: Error installing fedora 30 on a full disk

    Thanks everyone for the assistance. I managed to successfully install Fedora 30!

    As FFedora, mention I unmounted my HDD following the allocation error and rescanned the disk. It gave me all of the unallocated space after that. I then had to customly partition out the disk for it to install.

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