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i am trying to install red hat 6.2 on a computer with 2 disc drives (26 and 56 GB) with 5 logical drives and one unformatted partition of 15 GB.
when i choose the graphical intallation mode i reach the disc duid screen that displays my 5 partitions as (OS/2 HPFS, FAT32) <not set>.
i am required to define mountpoints.
i add a partition named swap (/swap) of the <swap> type and allocate 16MB . i add a partition called either /usr/ or /user/hdb (where i know i have an unallocated portion of disc space (1.5GB), and is of the linux native type.
when i try to add a third one, /boot, 16 MB linux native, i get the following message:
there is curruntly unallocated partition(s) present in the list of requested partitions. the unallocated partition(s) are shown below, along with the reason they were not allocated:
/boot Boot partition too big
then i am required to press OK.
when i do, i get the disc druid main screen showing me the list of my <not set>partitions (win098/2000), /usr/hdb linux native; a <swap> partition of 16 MB and in red script, /boot 16MB linux native.
at the bottom of the disk druid screen, there are two buttons, BACK and NEXT.
the NEXT button is off and nothing i did managed to get me out of this screen.
why are you even bothering to install rh62? that's at least 5 years old now, maybe even 6. You will run into so so many problems if you want to upgrade any part of the system. if you use a newer distro you will benefit from substantially easier partitioning methods, allowing you to run a system effectively on just two physical disk partitions, one for /boot and the other to hole LVM partitions for everythign else you need, incluiding swap.
a few points from what you're doing though...
/boot 16mb? that is too small, it should be about 100mb.
swap 16mb? that's just useless, you should at least have as much swap as you have RAM.
you use te term distro. does it imply i can put my hands on a recent version? i got this version (incidentally, it is 6.1) when i purchased a book on linux. i recently started to get interested, but i dont want to purchase a new version if i can help it.
if this i what you imply, i will be lad if you could point t out.