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Old 01-10-2005, 10:14 PM   #1
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redhat partition problem


I'm currently trying to install redhat9.0 onto my HD, but I'm having problems. Whenever I try to create a new partition, it says "Could not allocate requested partitions. Partitioning failed. Could not allocate partitions as primary partitions." I have the the mount point to "/", the type to "ext3", the HD set to the only one avaliable, the disk size to 10gigs ect... ect... I'm sure it's not a problem with any of the options, because I've tried every combonation avaliable. It's a fairly new computer.

I'm trying to dual-boot redhat/windows. If possible, I'd rather not have to clear the HD, because I don't have the XP disks.

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Old 01-11-2005, 12:41 AM   #2
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hou much u size u used for windowsXP in 10 GB ... check for freespace available in HD before installation.....

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Old 01-11-2005, 09:38 AM   #3
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I have plenty of space in my HD, I defragged and everything. I've got an 80 gig HD, with only 30 of it in use.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 12:23 AM   #4
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well Joe....during installation.... could u enable this "/" partition as primary partition..... in the last option...if so disable that option .... or else... u plz send me all the details that what u done so far(all details)..if possible...
 
Old 01-12-2005, 01:20 AM   #5
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Don't worry, I know the solution now.

There isn't one.

Redhat doesn't have a partition program that will allow you to save the data on your partitions.

I got redhat installed though, all I had to do was erase my HD. Who needs windows anyway? =)
 
Old 01-12-2005, 02:58 AM   #6
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You may wish to take a look at Fedora, unless you have some reason for sticking with an older release, coz Redhat 9 is no longer a supported product from Redhat so you may find it difficult to get updates etc.
 
  


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