I wanted to install Fedora 19 with my Windows 7 (dual boot) but when I go through the installation process it only shows my harddrive (not partitions) and says that there is 37 gig available for u an 17 mb available for us and says that there is not enough space on my hard drive. I have a 500 gig hard drive and three ntfs partitions with a LOT of free space should i resize one partition and leave the free space unallocated and then try to install fedora?

  • resize one partition, you don't install linux on windows filesystem ( unless under a vm AFAIK ). – BitsOfNix Jul 16 '13 at 8:11

You must have unallocated space on your hard drive in which to install Fedora. Also keep in mind the 4 primary or 3 primary + 1 extended partition limit for drives using the legacy partition scheme, since you say you already have 3 partitions on your disk.

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  • tnx that was real helpful just one more questions how can i know that how many partitions are supported in my legacy partition scheme i have an asus n43jq laptop i googled it but i didn't find anything – Ashkan Jul 16 '13 at 8:30
  • and another question can't i convert one of my partitions to fat32 and then try to install it on that one leaving the rest of hard untouched? – Ashkan Jul 16 '13 at 8:31
  • Both of those are answered in my answer. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 16 '13 at 8:54
  • so in my situation (having 3 partitions) there shouldn't be any problems should be? sry im just nervous about my hard i can't afford buying a new one – Ashkan Jul 16 '13 at 9:09
  • Are they all primary partitions? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 16 '13 at 9:10

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