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The three block devices are logical volumes in an LVM volume group, fedora. swap is used for swap (spill-over for RAM), home is used to store all your personal data, and root is used for everything else (programs, system configuration, system logs...). There are good reasons for these three devices to be separate: swap works better as a separate block ...


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Why would you need 3 partitions? You only need one. Either sda2 or sda3 are big enough for a normal installation. The new installation normally will overwrite your boot sector, if you don't want that make sure to deselect that option. In that case you will have to boot in the old 14.04 and run update-grub for it to find the new 14.04 and add it to the grub ...


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/dev/root is missing. This can often be caused by a mismatched label or /dev/sdXx root device when booting from USB. When the dracut shell becomes available, create a directory: mkdir /mnt/ Mount different block devices until you have found the one that contains the USB installer(this typically doesn't happen on true/Virt CDROM mounts). Once you find ...



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