My computer, HP pavilion 8776C, has a massive Hard disk, 36G,more than 4700 cylinders. To install Linux, I moved my FAT32 partition from lower end to upper end (starting from 800 Cylinder), and save space from cylinder 1 to 800 for linux usage. Now my windows works perfect, but I still have trouble to install linux.
I partitioned my hard disk in following way:
cyl. 1 - 10 (20 M): for boot partition, mount point /boot
cyl. 11- 700 (1.7G): for root partition, /
and one swap partition about 100M location from cyl. 701.
But one error happened when i saved my partition information, first it said "No swap partition specified", two options provided: 1) repartition, or 2) skip. if I select repartition, another error message poped up, said "no such a file or directory". it seems to me that fdisk can't retrieve partition information.
Could someone tell me what's the problem and how to fix it. Thanks a lot!