LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
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 10-20-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
paruhang
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2011
Location: /home
Posts: 96

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
installing problem xp after installing linux


hi everybody,
i have successfully installed 32bits rhel6 on my desktop and i have some 18389 MB free spaace while trying to install windows xp on that desktop.

windows xp proseffionsl setup appears, the partition table are as follows:

c: partition1 [unknown] 500 MB (500 mb free)
d: partition2 [unknown] 8972 MB (8972 mb free)
e: partition3 [unknown] 768 MB (768 mb free)
unpartitioned space 18386 MB

while installing linux on my machine i have given

500 mb as /boot
8972 mb as /
768 mb as swap

but xp displays in such way

c: = /boot
d: = /
e: = swap

if iam not wrong.

i have 18368 mb free so while installing xp in that free space the following error occurs:

setup cannot create a new partition in the space you selected because the maximum number of partitions already exists on the disk.

to continue, press ENTER.

what does that mean, can i install xp on that free space or not...? iam new to linux so i someone guide me in right way i'll be greatful.
 
Old 10-20-2011, 02:05 PM   #2
yancek
Guru
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Distribution: PCLinux, Slackware
Posts: 5,056

Rep: Reputation: 800Reputation: 800Reputation: 800Reputation: 800Reputation: 800Reputation: 800Reputation: 800
Boot into whichever distribution of Linux you are using, open a terminal and log in as root user and run this command: fdisk -l(Lower case Letter L in the command). This will show your drive/partition information which you can post here to get suggestions. If you are using ubuntu or one of its derivatives, prefix the command with sudo.
 
0 members found this post helpful.
Old 10-20-2011, 03:38 PM   #3
thezerodragon
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Location: Paris, France
Distribution: Fedora 12 Constantine
Posts: 142

Rep: Reputation: 44
Quote:
rhel6
I think he is using Red Hat Enterprise 6
 
  


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
installing aurora linux in sun blade 150----not installing? kingston Linux - General 1 01-14-2010 08:10 AM
Installing Simplescalar: Problem installing simpleutils yy_current_buffer’ undeclared niteshg Linux - Software 1 07-03-2009 05:09 PM
Toshiba Satellite 110CS installing pdf reader, installing linux nappy501 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 10-11-2008 11:45 AM
Problem Installing Limewire - Received Errors While Installing taurusx5 Linux - Software 2 08-05-2008 03:39 AM
Installing Red5 - Problem @ Installing fedora-rpmdevtools Aziz Linux - Software 2 11-04-2006 03:57 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24 AM.

Main Menu
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
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration