LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-15-2004, 07:01 AM   #1
anzan
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Exclamation Installation Problem


Hi,

I've run into a problem when installing Fedora Core.

I have two HDs and set up as follows:

HD1: two partitions, XP(C/) and a 4G partition for Red Hat 7.2 (not yet installed)

HD2 (80G): formated into 4 partitions, two of which I want to install Fedora and Debian.

I have used Partition Magic and pre-partitioned the HD before I tried to install Fedora. When asked to select a partition to install, both my intended linux partitions yields a "cannot install because root directory is not defined" error message.

Is this message due to the way I partioned the HD? Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!

Cheers!

anzan
 
Old 05-15-2004, 07:29 AM   #2
david_ross
Moderator
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Slackware, RedHat, Debian
Posts: 12,047

Rep: Reputation: 66
In the installation make sure that you mark the parition as the "/" root partition and not just mark it as a partition you want to format.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installation Problem noelg100 Linux - Newbie 1 05-20-2005 04:00 PM
installation problem joe chonk Red Hat 1 10-14-2004 12:42 PM
installation problem ronss Linux - Distributions 3 04-16-2003 05:27 AM
Installation Problem ALBlackshire Linux - Software 0 01-03-2002 08:03 PM
LiLo Installation problem ?and (GNOME and KDE problem) hitesh_linux Linux - Software 1 01-01-2002 04:56 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:59 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration