Partitioning Problem Installing Fedora 10 in VirtualBox

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Partitioning Problem Installing Fedora 10 in VirtualBox

Postby plinydogg » 3. Dec 2008, 05:34

Hi folks,

I'm trying to install Fedora 10 from the LiveCE in a VirtualBox virtual drive. Everything goes fine until it gets to be time to do the partitioning, at which point I get the following error:

"The following errors occurred with your partitioning:

Your /partition is less than 2107 megabytes which is lower than recommended for a normal Fedora install..."

I've got the virtual drive set to 2.6 gigs (i.e., well above the 2107 stated minimum).

Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
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Postby TerryE » 3. Dec 2008, 05:43

How much is it allocating to the swap partition on the VDI?

Why not just up the VDI size to 3Gb?
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Postby plinydogg » 3. Dec 2008, 05:47

TerryE,

First of all: thanks for the reply.

Secondly, I didn't see an option to set the swap partition size. I'll look again and report back...

I can't up it to 3gb because I don't have the space :( Actually, that's not entirely true, I have two main partitions: an Ubuntu partition (12 gig) and a Vista partition, which I occasionally need (62 gig). Unfortunately, even though I have 10+ free gigs of freespace on the Vista partition, Vista's partition manager won't let me touch it...
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Postby plinydogg » 3. Dec 2008, 05:50

I still don't see any info about the swap size...
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Postby TerryE » 3. Dec 2008, 05:52

If your host FS is that full then it is going to get hopeless fragmented. BAD news. (This is true for both NTFS and Ext3 BTW).
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Postby plinydogg » 3. Dec 2008, 05:56

Well, thanks anyways :)

Now I have another excuse to get a new computer!
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Postby TerryE » 3. Dec 2008, 16:08

Not really, given that for just over $100 you can get another 0.5-1Tb disk drive. By far the cheapest way to stretch most machines for another year or two is to buy some more disk and some more RAM. Spending $150 on this is a lot greener than going out and spending $600+ to get another computer. Besides you can almost certainly reuse the disk if not the RAM when you do come to replace the system.
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