The on-screen dialog lists the available drives. By default, the
installation process may affect all of the drives on your
computer. To prevent the installation program from repartitioning
specific drives, clear the check box next to those drives on this
By default, the installation process erases any existing Linux
partitions on the selected drives, and replaces them with the
default set of partitions for Fedora. All other types of
partitions remain unchanged. For example, partitions used by
Microsoft Windows, and system recovery partitions created by the
computer manufacturer, are both left intact. You may choose an
alternative from the drop-down list:
- Remove all partitions on selected drives and
create default layout
If the selected hard disks are brand new, or if you want to
destroy all data currently on the selected drives, use this
option. This option removes all partitions on all selected
drives, even those used by non-Linux operating systems.
||This Option Destroys All Data
Once you have selected all installation options and
proceed, all data on the selected drives will be destroyed.
Use this option with caution.
- Remove linux partitions on selected drives and
create default layout
If the selected drives have any Linux partitions, this
option removes them and installs Fedora into the resulting
free space. This option does not modify partitions assigned
to other non-Linux operating systems. It does not
discriminate, however, between partitions assigned to
different Linux distributions, and will remove all of them.
- Use free space on selected drives and create
If the selected drives have free space that has not been
assigned to a partition, this option installs Fedora into
the free space. This option ensures that no existing
partition is modified by the installation process.
- Create custom layout
You manually specify the partitioning on the selected
drives. The next screen enables you to configure the drives
and partitions for your computer. If you choose this option,
Fedora creates no partitions by default.
Select Encrypt system to encrypt all
partitions except the
Select Review and modify partitioning layout
to customize the set of partitions that Fedora creates, to
configure your system to use drives in RAID arrays, or to modify
the boot options for your computer. If you choose one of the
alternative partitioning options, this is automatically selected.
Use the Advanced storage options option if:
You want to install Fedora to a drive connected through
the iSCSI protocol. Select
Advanced storage options, then select
Add iSCSI target, then select
Add drive. Provide an IP address and
the iSCSI initiator name, and select Add
You want to disable a dmraid
device that was detected at boot time.
Choose a partitioning option, and select
If you do not select an option to customize the partition layout,
proceed to Section 12.8, “Making Disk Changes”. If you choose
Create custom layout or Review and
modify partitioning layout, proceed to Section 12.7, “Disk Druid”.