GNU/Linux Fedora 35 Custom Partitioning Tutorial

November 14, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Fedora 35 Custom Partitiong – Step-by-step Guide

Hi! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step How to Custom Partitioning a GUID/GPT Formatted Disk for Fedora 35 GNU/Linux Desktop Installation on a Microsoft Windows or macOS PC.

And this Custom Partitioning on Fedora 35 is intended for a Dual Boot Setup on a modern Computer with Microsoft Windows or macOS OSes.

Because nowadays on the UEFI based Devices the GUID system have replaced the Legacy MBR.

Especially relevant: the Fedora Setup on a GPT Partition Table in a BIOS Machine Require a Boot Volume is made prior to Installation.

So the Fedora Installation on a GPT Device require a little BIOS Boot Partition of 1/2Mb of Size.

Finally, this process is intended to be made by a Fedora Live OS.

GNU/Linux Fedora 35 Custom Partitioning Tutorial
  1. 1. Making BIOS Boot Partition

    So we need to Setup a little BiosBoot Partition
    First, on Wizard choose the Advanced Custom Setup:

     - Custom advanced
    Then choose the Free Space and use the ‘+ to Add a Volume:
     - Adding biosboot
    Now from the Fylesystem Drop-down select BIOS Boot:
     - Setting up biosboot
    Confirm changes with
  2. 2. Making Root Partition

    Next make the Main Partition
    This is where the entire OS File System will reside.
    So like before Add it:

     - Adding root
    Now you have some different GNU/Linux Format type as:
    • ext2
    • ext3
    • ext4
    For more Search the Online Documentation.
    But to make it simply you can just Confirm the proposed ext4 formatting:
     - Setting up ext4 root
    Again you need to Set the Mountpoint as ‘/‘!
    A Label is purely Optional.
    Choose the wanted Size leaving, if possible, from 2 to 32 Gb for the Swap Space.
    This depending from your Machine RAM Size, increase it linearly with it, for more insight see: An introduction to Swap Space Space in Linux Systems.
    To know how the Swap is Not Required but it is useful because the Linux Kernel move some ever used Stuff into it.
    Confirm changes with
  3. 3. Making Swap Partition

    Last, create the Swap Space
    At this point you already know how to make it:

     - Adding swap
    Again from the Drop-down choose swap:
     - Setting up swap
    And then Set an acceptable Size.
    Confirm with
    Finally, Accept Changes with :
     - Done
    And again :
     - Accept changes
    And in a few moments your Hard Drive is Ready for Installation. :)

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