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I am installing Scientific Linux, and I must choose a drive to install it.

I have a deleted partition with the size of 150 GB.

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When I select the deleted partition and try to create a partition

this happens:

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Could not allocate requested partitions: not enough free space on disks.

I cannot resolve the problem. Does anybody know what the problem is?

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You already have enough primary partitions which is why you get this message.

You need a primary partition for linux and therefore you need to delete the extended partition and make a primary one in its stead.

References

https://superuser.com/questions/702954/install-linux-error-could-not-allocate-requested-partitions-not-enough-free-s

EDIT

As per the OP when he reformatted the partition again as ext4 the issue got resolved.

  • I wrote a comment on another post for this question but it has been deleted without notifying me. I formatted the deleted partition to ext4, then everything worked. – MOON May 28 '14 at 9:35
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I formatted the deleted partition to ext4, then everything worked.

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