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OK! So I bought Redhat 9.0 today, didn't want to, but I formatted my entire 40gig drive. I got Linux on, and its running fine. I currently have three LINUX partitions in this drive now. So now, I REALLY need to dual-boot with XP! So I set BIOS to boot from CD, blahblabhblah, go through the WINXP setup insructons, when I get to the prompt asking me where I want to put XP, I see the three partitions of type "Unkown" which is fine, cuz it doesn't know what the LINUX part's are. So when I installed linux, I made sure to make 30gigs of type, "FREE SPACE" so this is unpartitioned stuff. So it shows up on the XP install menu. I hit enter, and it says," Can not create partition because maximum amount of partitions have been created on this disk." um, I dont like that. Is there a way around this? or what? I only need to make one NTFS Partition out of this space. Could sum1 help?
ALSO: Another question, how can I STOP pretty much ALL sound from playing through my system speaker in linux?
Last edited by linuxnoobgod; 05-18-2003 at 12:33 AM.
One solution is to move one of your linux partition contents to /
this will free up a partition and you will not need to reload linux
the freed up partition can be deleted, then an extended partition could be created from it. then you could move some of your linux stuff to one of the logical drives, possibly mounting the folder you moved to / back on a logical partition instead of the primary it's on now
in order to reclaim the free space the partition you choose to delete must be either immediately before or after the free space on the drive
the goal would be to move things around as to free up a primary partition for windows and reclaim the free space
Last edited by DavidPhillips; 05-18-2003 at 12:55 AM.
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/hda2 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
/dev/hda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
OUTPUT OF DF:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2 8056524 1894524 5752748 25% /
/dev/hda1 101089 9326 86544 10% /boot
none 256048 0 256048 0% /dev/shm
Yeah, for some reason it seems RH doesn't put the path fdisk resides in in the root's path by default, try:
And when it returns the path use that. It might be:
For example. So you'd execute with:
/sbin/fdisk -l /dev/hda
What? What does a generic:
As for muting your volume, open up a mixer. If you go to a terminal type:
If nothing, then type:
If still nothing, try:
One of those should be installed and in your path. So then, once one of them come up, I think muting it should be self explanatory. If not, I'll be glad to walk you through it