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I recently bought the book Redhat 7.3 Linux for dummies . I've read the part about the installation over and over again. So far almost everything is going smoothly. However I did have a few problems using fips, but it's ok now.
I have 2 drives one is the C:\ and D:\. I wanna dual-boot between windows98(Already installed on C:\) and then I wanna but Linux on drive D:\.
When I run the installation most of it works. But then I get to an area where I see my two drives. I try to continue clicking on the one I want Linux on. But it says I need to have a "root partition" on it. I later found out that / = root. But after I found that out I tried again. It says something along the lines of it needs to be formatted for Linux. In the book it mentions "swap" partition (I read that Swap was a partition for Linux) so I tried that first. I get an error that says some along the lines of "cannot format partition drive is bigger than free space". I did'nt know what to do then so I rebooted back into windows to ask you guys what to do. It has other format types but I did'nt wanna mess up the drive. Swap did'nt work, so I'm assuming I should try it as a ext3 format? What should I do.