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I am creating a dual boot system for Windows 7 & Fedora 20. While installing to hard drive I get this error Installation destination Error checking storage configuration. I have shrunk my hard drive partition to have 30 GB of space. But the installer only shows 1.99 MB available. Now 1.99 MB is the amount of space on my Pen Drive, but the drive the installer picks is my hard drive listed as 479 GB. How do I proceed with my installation of Fedora 20?

using Parted -l

output::

Model: ATA WDC WD5000AAKX-0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End    Size    Type      File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  106MB  105MB   primary   ntfs         boot
 2      106MB   210GB  210GB   primary   ntfs
 3      210GB   294GB  84.2GB  primary   ntfs
 4      294GB   500GB  206GB   extended               lba
 5      294GB   500GB  206GB   logical   ntfs


Model: Kingston DataTraveler G2 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 4011MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      4129kB  4011MB  4007MB  primary  fat32        boot


Model: Linux device-mapper (snapshot) (dm)
Disk /dev/mapper/live-osimg-min: 4295MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Flags
 1      0.00B  4295MB  4295MB  ext4


Model: Linux device-mapper (linear) (dm)
Disk /dev/mapper/live-base: 4295MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Flags
 1      0.00B  4295MB  4295MB  ext4


Model: Linux device-mapper (snapshot) (dm)
Disk /dev/mapper/live-rw: 4295MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Flags
 1      0.00B  4295MB  4295MB  ext4

still problem is persist here are screen shots DOC link

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Please, paste output of # parted -l from LiveCD. –  enedil Apr 22 at 10:30
    
@enedil plz check above edited question –  Aditi K Apr 22 at 10:42
    
You haven't got any ext partition on your hard drive. –  enedil Apr 22 at 10:49
    
@enedil So how best to proceed? I do not know what an ext partition is. In the past we have successfully installed Fedora 11 on a dual boot Windows machine. It automatically picked the free space and installed there. –  One-One Apr 22 at 11:03
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You don't have any free space. You must manually shrink a NTFS partition or delete one. –  enedil Apr 22 at 11:06

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4 is your extended partition. I believe you wish to delete your logical partition which is the 5th one.

You'll need to format it to an ext partition as @enedil mentioned in order to install Fedora on it.

Before following these below steps, make sure you've taken a backup of your critical data, because these tools can delete wrong partitions if the correct partition number isn't specified.

  1. Boot from a Live CD and open the terminal as root.

  2. Once you've done that, you can run cfdisk or fdisk tool to delete and create a Linux partition on /dev/sda5 (assuming you wish to use the 5th partition).

  3. After that, you can format the partition using the mkfs.ext4 tool.

  4. You can check if the changes made have been correctly implemented by running fdisk -l.

  5. Once your partition is ready, you can start the Fedora installation again and select the appropriate partition for installation.

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please chek doc file edited in question –  Aditi K Apr 23 at 5:35

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