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Cant seem to create partitions automatically or manually.
When I choose automatically I get the following errors:
- "Could not allocate partitions as primary partitions."
- "You have not defined a root partition (/), which is required for installation".
When I choose manually I get the following errors:
- "Could not allocate required partitions: Partitions failed. Could not allocate partition as primary partition".
No partitions on C: just XP running
24GB free space
Trying to install RH9 with diskette boot
File system shows a 'vfat' on DiskDruid
Already tried creating a '/' partition but failed as well (same for boot)
Already defragmented drive prior to install
If youve genuinely only got 1 XP partiton on your drive and there is some un-partitioned free space at the end of your drive then - there shouldnt be a problem with Red Hat installing into the free space - Its a common situation.
In terms of Linux - its advisable to have atleast a Root and Swap partition - your main install goes onto the Root partition.
You say your trying to install with a "diskette boot" - have you not got the 3 cd's to install with?
# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands setup leads to several configuration tools
# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard: redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server: redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network: redhat-config-network
Manage software: redhat-config-packages
Skyline - I'm trying to install RH9 with a boot diskette so that I can tell the pc to read the CD-ROM (where the install disk is). One question though, can I assume that I dont have any partitions (including root) if I've never partitioned the drive since I bought the pc?
Thanks a lot for all the good info. I'll try some of these and let u all know how it goes.
Couple of questions though,
- which partition tool do u recommend?
- can linux create partitions on the 'vfat' file system (that's how it shows on the linux install partitioning util) once i've create it a '/' partition?
parted can create and resize. There are other tools to partition a disk. Once you resize the exisiting then use the installer to partition the free space. See RH documentation as posted above for further info.