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Old 01-17-2003, 06:19 AM   #1
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red hat 8 windows XP


Hei everyone!
I try to install red hat 8 and have already installed windows XP. I partitioned with Partition Magic so that I have 12 GB free space. When I run Red Hat and try to make linux partitions I get the message 'cannot allocate cylinder based partitions as primary partition'. First I thougth maybe Linux needs some boot space in the beginning and moved the Windows partition further to the end, but that didn't work either.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 10:06 AM   #2
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What does your partition table look like? Do you have any extended partitions?
 
Old 01-17-2003, 03:34 PM   #3
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Hi,

I suggest that you delete that partition and make your linux partitions with disk druid (during the installation of RH).

Simpel and good solution if you ask me.

greetz,

Claeseke
 
Old 01-17-2003, 03:42 PM   #4
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Smile

Hei again. I finally solved the problem by predefining the partitions as primary partitions for linux with Partitions Magic. DiscDruid didn't help, but thanks anyway.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 03:46 PM   #5
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booting

Now that I installed Linux I cannot boot Windows again.I don't get any choices which OS to boot and from Linux I cannot access grub (permission denied). Does anyone have any ideas what to do?
 
Old 01-17-2003, 04:24 PM   #6
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Read this and do what it says:

http://www.redhat.com/advice/tips/dualboot.html
 
Old 01-17-2003, 05:10 PM   #7
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yes, I would like to try, but even if I am logged in as the root user and type /boot/grub/grub.conf I get the message 'permission denied'
 
Old 01-17-2003, 05:13 PM   #8
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You should be typing: /etc/grub/grub.conf
 
Old 01-17-2003, 05:14 PM   #9
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then it says 'no such file or directory'
 
Old 01-17-2003, 05:24 PM   #10
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okay, try /etc/grub.conf
 
Old 01-17-2003, 05:27 PM   #11
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that is really strange, or maybe I am just know too little: there is the grub.conf file at /boot/grub/grub.conf and I can go to directory /boot/grub but then it tells me there is no file grub.conf ??
 
Old 01-17-2003, 05:43 PM   #12
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Bottom line is that you have found it.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 05:48 PM   #13
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h, yes I've found it but I don't know how to enter and perform it....
 
Old 01-17-2003, 06:13 PM   #14
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use pico.

pico /boot/grub/grub.conf
 
Old 01-18-2003, 08:01 AM   #15
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I really appreciate your help! Now my grub.conf fie looks like this:

title Red Hat
root (hd0,1)
kernel.......
initrd.........

title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

I have linux Windows on the first partition, linux /boot on the second, linux / on the 3rd and swap on the 4th.
when I boot I get
boot:
if I type linux or do nothing it starts linux but if I type windows I get the message 'cannot identify kernel windows'
 
  


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