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i have a hard disk which i have installed Windows in the primary partition. Now, i wish to install rh8 in the extended partition.
I have formatted both primary and extended as the vfat partition.
and i know i have to reformat the extended partition as what linux need.
Now, what should i need to do to make use of the extended partition to install linux?
how i am going to use disk druid to settle the problem?
Run the installation. When it gets to the point where you need to set up partitions, delete the extended partition, then choose auto allocate. It will partition and format the newly freed space as it needs.
Keep the primary partition as such. Then select the extended partition and delete all the partitions under the extended partition. After the extended partition becomes clean, press on the new and then put the parameters for it in the data entry screen like the size for the partition, the file format you want, etc.
You can set all the remainig space to create one partition by selecting the option "Use the remaining space".
You don't want to delete the extended partition if you going to do a dual booting. The extended partition is a container partition for othe partitions called logical partitions. Remember you can only have one primary partition active but the maxium number of primary partitions you can have is four.
dhital, you need atleast two LINUX partitions. Mandrake LINUX will use the unused space to make additional parititions. Though I suggest you backup before doing this. After Mandrake makes the partitions, yes it have to format the partitions.