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Old 04-18-2006, 12:35 AM   #1
amdy
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Question "Problems during Installing Redhat 9.0"


hi...

im using win xp and i want to install redhat9.0.My plan is i want to make a dual boot but there is a problem when i want to create a partition , such as "cannot allocate partition"...my pc spec is pentium 4 2.4Ghz with 512mb....
 
Old 04-18-2006, 01:39 AM   #2
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2 Major things:

1) Red Hat 9 is as old as Win XP. It is no longer supported, and should not be used. You will find Fedora Core 5 to be very similiar to RH9, yet it is 5 generations newer, with signifigantly better hardware detection. Any linux can dual boot with Windows, but -

2) Chances are fairly good that your XP partitions(s) fills your hard drive. You need to either use a free partition tool on a live CD to repartition your hard drive, and create enough space to install linux. You could also use a windows program like partition magic to create a new blank space partition for linux, but getting that program requires money.

2.5) If you already have free space on your drive, and RH9 is not seeing it, that would be because RH9 is too old to easily support current hardware like SATA drives with MOBO contollers.

So in short, get something from 2006 (as opposed to 2001) and try again, and you will need drive space (I'd suggest at least 10 Gb) for whatever version of linux you select to be installed in.

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Old 04-18-2006, 11:07 PM   #3
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hmm....
ok i did try to install RH9 before and it was very supported eventhough i had XP os in the same time but is there any problems that if i created 2 partition C: and D:.....C: is for my XP and RH9 but i did make 1 partition for xp(NTFS) and leave the balance 10 gigs for my linux(RAW) and my D: running for all my MP3's and my private files.......so is there anything got to do with this????
 
Old 04-19-2006, 12:17 AM   #4
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I'm sorry, I'm having problems understanding you. You claim that you put both XP and RH9 on the same C partition?
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C: is for my XP and RH9
Then you go on and say
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i did make 1 partition for xp(NTFS) and leave the balance 10 gigs for my linux(RAW)
You can't both put RH9 on C, and also in the RAW space. What I think you were trying to say was you created 2 partitions, C (XP only, NTFS) and D (fat32 Data drive, for use by both OSes), and left 10 GB unformatted? If that is the case, the install would have went fine into the unpartitioned space, so I'm thinking that my guess was incorrect.

In any case, first and foremost, download a new linux. RH9 was junk to begin with, and hasn't improved any with age. If you used it before and liked it, then get fedora core 5. If not, there are plenty of other linux distros available right here at http://iso.linuxquestions.org

Now, if you want XP, data, and linux all on the same physical drive, you will need 3 divisions. One (C:) for the XP core, the second (D:) as fat32 to hold mp3's and mpg that both linux and XP can read and write to, then unpartitioned space for linux. With that setup, the install will go smooth as butter.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 04-19-2006, 04:19 AM   #5
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ok...
this my situation....
when i installed xp before i created 2 partitions....C: and D:...
c:WIN XP
D:Personal Stuff
got it....
ok next...
i formatted my C: and i make 2 partition....1 for my new XP(NTFS) and another 1 i leave it as a RAW partition and i planned to install RH9 on it....
 
  


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