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I have a 190GB hard disk with 178 GB WinXP NTFS, 2 GB WinXP FAT (for sharing data with FC5), and 10 GB unpartitioned for FC5. When I tried to install FC5, the installer could not create a root partition. It said that the entire 190GB was NTFS. (Windows Disk Management sees the free space and FAT partition fine.)
Is there a bug in the FC5 installer, or did I miss something in the install process?
I ran fdisk. It reported a Win95 extended partition that overlapped the FAT16 partition. This partition did not show up in Windows Disk Manager. I have no idea where it came from...maybe Norton Systemworks? When I deleted it, the FAT16 partition was also deleted.
Should I use fdisk or Windows Disk Manager (or the setup CD) to recreate the FAT16 partition for shared data?
After I recreate the FAT16 partition I'll try installing Fedora again.
UPDATE: I recreated the FAT16 partition with Windows Disk Manager, and verified it with fdisk. FC5 installation satarted fine, then gave me an "error unmounting CD" message. I'll start another thread about that.
More people might help you if you don't steal a tread and start your own one.
You can solve both your problems by doing the partioning and GRUB installation yourself. Please start an other topic about this if this doesn't work for you.