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Old 08-06-2001, 07:28 AM   #1
Supraj
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Unhappy Partition size allocation problem


dear friends ,
i am here with a new problem..i have a 13.5 gb hdd....on which i have three partitions 0f 4gb each formatted with FAT32 and the rest is unformatted...initially i loaded win'98 and then i tried loading linux,as soon as i am requesting 1300MB on the unformatted partition to make linux native partition error message is coming

"there are currently unallocated partition present in the list of requested partition......

/ boot partition > 1024 cylinders"

and it is coming out by sending kill signal....i am perplexed..pls help.
 
Old 08-07-2001, 10:14 AM   #2
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Hi there,


I had a simular problem to this. When you used Fdisk to create your original partition did you use all the avaliable capacity of the drive.

if so this isnt what you do as linux will not recognize windows FAT partitons as free space.

when creating your partions, create the four you desire and leave the rest of the space unpartioned.

it should do the trick!

(basically you should not be able to format your 1300mb partition and it will not be assigned a drive letter)

RICK

Last edited by Ricardo77uk; 08-07-2001 at 10:17 AM.
 
Old 08-07-2001, 10:49 PM   #3
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I formatted my disk using seagate disk manager utility....the three partitions of 4gb each were formatted with FAT32 while the remaining 1.5gb was left unformatted..still while loading mount point it was giving the error message.
 
Old 08-08-2001, 03:36 AM   #4
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OK man! Use the software to restore the drive into the condition it left the manufactures. as in, remove all the partions...use yor segate software and then reboot using a floppy.


Now use Fdisk in DOS to make three partitions of your requirements. Set Partition 1(i think) Active.

Reboot...

Now try load linux and it will find the free space other than your partitions on the drive.

This should work...
 
  


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