I need to reinstall Fedora 36 because my graphics have become kaput. I can log into a text interface, but neither Nvidia nor Nouveau will provide any images.
I have read How to Reinstall (Clean Install) Fedora 34 without losing data (/home)? - #9 by dhvlktry, but I do not see how to do what is recommended.
If I delete root, /home also disappears. I see no information about “subvolumes” anywhere in the interface.
Complicating matters further, I have four items in the “Manual partitioning” page, each containing several subitems that seem to be identical.
New Fedora 36 Installation – empty
Fedora Linux 36 for x86_64 – two items, /home and /, both at 890 GiB
Fedora Linux 36 for x86_64 – four items, / (890 GiB again), /boot, /boot/efi, and swap
Unknown – four items, two btrfs (both 890 GiB, one root/var/lib/machines; the other root00/var/lib/machines) and two iso9660s (sdc at 2.7 TiB; sdf at 29.88 GiB)
So I have five active partitions, volumes, and/or subvolumes (or perhaps yet some other name) which each occupy the same space on the same disk.
Could someone please explain what’s going on here and how I can safely reinstall?
I do have backups, so I can wipe the whole thing and start over, but I’d like to know what’s going on.