Well, It would help to know exactly how the drive is partitioned.
How many actual primary partitions do you have?
How big is the extended partition.
I don't know what XP uses for creating partitions and I don't think diskmanager will tell you how big the extended partition is. If you don't have access to Partition Magic I would boot the install CD and select rescue or recovery mode or whatever Redhat calls it.
Then use the command fdisk -l (thats a small L) to list all of the partitions. Go ahead and post the results.
FYI: You can only have 4 primary partitions. An extended partition is a place holder for logical drives. And you can have I think up to 64 logical drives.
My guess is that your extended partition might not be 40gb i.e. the remaing free space on your hard drive. The usual min configuration is two partitions i.e. a root / and a swap partition. But Redhats min autopartition is 3. i.e. /boot, / (root) and a swap partition.
So even though you have free space you can't partition the drive as desired.
If you were successfull formating the drive as ext3 you can during select to install to those partitions instead of deleting linux partitions option which will cause the same problems.
With 1gb of RAM you can probably do without a swap partiton if you don't run RAM instensive servers or applications.
Last edited by michaelk; 08-01-2003 at 12:03 PM.