On Wed, 2012-06-20 at 07:58 -0700, Geoffrey Leach wrote:
> Geoffrey Leach <geoff(a)hughes.net> wrote:
> >No. What I'm dealing with is a naked,
> >(there are a couple of ntfs partitions put there by the
Most manufacturer-delivered disks that I have seen allocate the entire
disk to Windows. Are you sure there is actually free space left on the
disk to allocate? Once anaconda has started, you can press CTRL-ALT-F2
and get to a shell. Then you can run something like "fdisk -l /dev/sda"
to see how the disk is partitioned.
What I had to do in a similar situation was run "gparted" (from a
bootable live CD; I actually used an Ubuntu live CD even though I was
preparing to install Fedora, just because the Ubuntu CD comes with
gparted ready to go). Using gparted, I could shrink down the main
windows partition to make room for some Linux partitions. That allowed
me to preserve the manufacturer-installed Windows system and also