LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
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 09-14-2004, 07:57 PM   #1
scorpi007
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Forest City, NC
Distribution: Fedora Core 1+2+3; Mandrake 10; Libranet 2.8.1
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question old compaq armada 7730mt laptop fedora core 2 install


I am trying to install FC2 on an old Compaq Armada 7730MT laptop.

Anaconda finds everthing correctly, even a 3COM base-10 pcmcia ethernet card.

I have a 3 Gig HD so I'm just doing a PC type install, not full install so it's only wanting to use 2.2 or so gig for the install. Also, there is a compaq diagnostics vfat partition at the start of the HD that is only 14 or so meg with the bios settings and diagnostics stuff on it. The rest of the HD is unallocated.

Now... here is the problem... During the installation I let Disk Druid automatically partition and format the drive. The conclusion of that was this...

hda1 boot partition about 100 megs
hda2 / partition about 2700 megs
hda3 vfat partition 14 megs
hda4 extented partition 192 meg
hda5 linuxswap 192 meg

I don't have the exact numbers but, I checked out the cylinders of the hard drive and 1-19 were hda3; 20-400 or so was hda1; 401-50000 was hda2 and the rest was for hda4 and hda5.

When the installation actually starts to copy over the kernal and files the system comes back and says...

not enough space and hard drive
"/" then 27Megs


My next step is to just disable the boot loader (since I am only installing one OS, FC2 anyway)

what does anyone think of this since my hda1 boot partition is about 100megs and the hda2 partition is 2700Megs or so??
 
  


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
No Sound - Haory 5.04, Compaq Armada 7800 Laptop VA3OG Ubuntu 19 03-16-2007 08:52 AM
SuSE 9.2 +ACs- Compaq Armada laptop rnturn Suse/Novell 2 03-03-2005 10:36 PM
Fedora Core 2 in my legendary Compaq Presario 1245 laptop tantotea Fedora - Installation 1 11-10-2004 11:27 AM
Fedora Core on a Compaq Presario 2100 series laptop clevershark Linux - Laptop and Netbook 6 03-12-2004 01:50 PM
questions regarding Linux Mandrake install on Compaq Armada laptop rodneym Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 09-24-2003 12:45 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:02 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