4.15. Disk Partitioning Setup
On this screen you can choose to create the default layout or choose to manual partition using the 'Create custom layout' option of
The first three options allow you to perform an automated installation without having to partition your drive(s) yourself. If you do not feel comfortable with partitioning your system, it is recommended that you
choose to create a custom layout and instead let the installation program partition for you.
downloads updated packages to
/var/cache/yum/ by default. If you partition the system manually, and create a separate
/var/ partition, be sure to create the partition large enough (3.0 GB or more) to download package updates.
If you receive an error after the
Disk Partitioning Setup
phase of the installation saying something similar to:
"The partition table on device hda was unreadable. To create new partitions it must be initialized, causing the loss of ALL DATA on this drive."
you may not have a partition table on that drive or the partition table on the drive may not be recognizable by the partitioning software used in the installation program.
Users who have used programs such as
have experienced similar problems, causing data to be lost (assuming the data was not backed up before the installation began).
No matter what type of installation you are performing, backups of the existing data on your systems should always be made.