I have windows 2000 and Redhat linux installed in my system. I am able to acess both linux and windows via grub bootloader.
My hardisk partitions are like this at the moment (as seen by the Mandrake partition program)
- 6.8 GB Fat32 used by windows
- 5.8 GB NTFS used by windows
- 5.9 GB NTFS used by windows
- 29 GB NTFS used by windows
- 29 GB FAT16 used by windows
hdb6 - 101 MB boot paritition (linux)
hdb5 - 28 GB ext3 partition (linux)
- NTFS used by windows
hdb7 - 1018 MB Swap Partition (linux)
I tried to install Mandrake on top of this and it was detecting my linux partition and allows me to use the option (use exisiting paritions), and on the next screen also shows "/boot" and "/" on the selection wizard. How ever when i proceed to the next screen.
It shows an error message " unable to mount hdb3:win_d2 /mnt/mnt"
sorry the text in quote is not what it showed exactly but this is all i could remember. if you guys think the exact error message would help i will retry and post the exact error message.
Should i repartition exisiting linux partitions to make way for the new distro ? what should i do to over come this error ?