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Old 10-04-2003, 11:16 PM   #1
kkathman
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Help in deciphering a msg during install?


Well I didnt get too far with my Red Hat 9 install before hitting a brick wall.

I have two drives on my system, the first is a 40gb drive on which I have my Windows install, and the second HDD is 100gb. Thats where Im installing the Linux OS.

I get to the partitioning, and the first partition I want to install is the root (/). A resource here suggested I install the following partitions:

/ (root) 2GB root to install everything else under
/boot 100MB for the kernal etc
/usr 7GB programs, applications area
/home 20GB User files and stuff
swap 1GB

So I go to the manual partition, and click NEW to define a new partition and select / (Boot). I then type in 2000 as the #mb fixed size for the partition.

I get this message:

"Warning: Boot parition / may not meet booting constraints for your architecture. Creation of a boot disk iis highly encouraged"

Is this because I am installing on the second HDD of my system? If so, thats ok, because I intend to boot Linux from a disk anyway because GRUB cant support dual boot win WinXP on the primary HDD anyway.

Should I be worried about this?

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Old 10-05-2003, 01:18 AM   #2
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Red Hat does this quite often. The reason is probably the one you've stated, so no, don't worry and make a boot floppy.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 11:08 PM   #3
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hi

its just a warning. use a boot disk for safety. i never had issues with grub on the second disk with newer bios system. the older 1024 cylinder limitation does not apply to modern systems

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