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12. Storage and partitioning

Select Installation Destination from the Installation Summary Menu to select and partition the disks Fedora will be installed on.
Disk Partitioning Setup
Choose automatic partitioning or manual partitioning.
Figure 9. Disk Partitioning Setup

On this screen you can choose to create the default partition layout automatically, or choose to partition storage devices manually to create a custom layout.
Choose the disks to install Fedora on by clicking their graphical representations from the pane at the top of the screen. Each disk is marked with its label, size, and available space. Hold down Ctrl or Shift while clicking on the disks to select or unselect multiple disks. A tick icon will appear on the disk once it is selected.
You may want to simply install Fedora on all available disks. However, if you want to retain data or previously installed operating systems on one or more of those disks, do not include them in the installation.


All data will be erased during installation from the disks you select at this stage. Do not select disks that contain data you want to preserve.
Click Done once you have made your selections.


Selecting a partitioning layout will not immediately affect your disks. The installer will make no changes to them until you return to the Installation Summary Menu and click Begin Installation.
The Installation Options dialog now appears, informing you if there is enough space on the selected drive to install Fedora.
Installation Options dialog
Edit the partition configuration and select custom partitioning
Figure 10. Installation Options dialog

To create and edit the partitions yourself, check the box labeled Let me customize the partitioning of the disks, then click Continue to reach the Manual Partitioning section. Refer to the Fedora Installation Guide for instructions on manual partitioning.
Click Continue to allow Fedora to automatically configure the partitions for you and return to the Installation Summary Menu.