Hello, I also am very new to Linux. I have installed a couple distributions a couple years ago, but little else.
I just picked up a Maxtor One Touch 250g Firewire/USB drive. What I would like to do is have 2 partitions. a 50g partition that could boot my laptop into Redhat & the remaining 200g free for NTFS storage for my XP OS (I do alot of 3D modeling which uses much space)
I just read & attempted the suggestion someone made :
In the first boot screen that's shown when you boot from an installation cd. Usually you can just press 'Enter' there, but in you case you should type 'linux root=/dev/sda'. But I'm not sure if it's make it work.
This seemed to load usb drivers & detected the drive (I also saw the activity light work on the drive knowing it was recognized)
But when I got to the partitioning screen, it only shows partitions & allows for new ones on the internal HD.
any thoughts of what I might be able to do?