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Hi, i am trying to creat a dual win98 RH 8 system. i Created 3 partitions, 1 for win98, 1 for my files and 1 for linux. I did this with partition magic in windows. The linux partition is in FAT32 format with nothing on it, but in the anaconda installer i can't figure out how to tell linux to install into that partition and convert it to its file system. I chose amnual parition and it tells me i need to set a root directory, how do i set that????
When Red Hat encounters a partition, it assumes it is needed by another program (Windows for a FAT partition) and doesn't like loading there. Go back into Partition Magic and delete the partition you created for Linux. Then tell Red Hat to jus use the unused portion of the disk (the third option when you get to the partitioning page).
well that didn't work, but using disk druid i just selected the 3rd partition and selected format as ext3 and the after alot of warning it accepted it. The installation continued fine until the part where you intall the packages. First it formated my partition, but at about 80% it just kept working but everything froze, the pc and cd where working but linux was not responding. After about 5 mins that nothing happened i restarted.
This time i did not have to format, Linux already recognised the partition as ext3. So again i reachead the install packages zone, linux did not start formatting, but still it stoped respond after about a minute. :\\\\
the disk media check results FAIL. But i don't think that is the problem, i deleted the 3rd partition so that it will just be free space, its about 700 megs and the automatic partition says it can't find any free non-partitioned space, it says there is no root directory set, and that that might be caused by not enought room on the hard drive.
All i want to have on my linux is the basics, nothing installed, except for Mozilla. NOTHING else. That takes up 480 megas in total.
But if i use the disk druid it can't use the free space either, but if i use partition magic to turn it into the linux file system then it can use it. Weird. The disk druid says nothing about space...
You set the root partition during the install AFAIK. The root partition will look like this /
That's it. Just a forward slash, so watch for that during the install. Tell RH where you want it, probably the 3rd partition which is a mere 700MB.
BTW, to run mozilla, you'll need X, and some VERY LIGHT wm, maybe even just twm, if all you want to do is use Mozilla then that should suffice. However, be weary, with only 700MB RH is going to complain, ALOT.