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Old 09-13-2003, 05:16 PM   #1
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how to install redhat 9.0 on fat32 partition


hello friends..
i want to know if i can install redhat 9.0 on a fat32 partition..
i heard about UMSDOS ..
but i want to know if there is any easy method..
tell me the easiest method...
thanks in advance..
 
Old 09-13-2003, 05:27 PM   #2
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You'd typically install Red Hat 9 on a Linux filesystem such as ext3, not FAT32 - The easiest way is to have some unpartitioned free space on your drive to install RH9 into - The Anaconda installler in RH has all the tools you need to create partitions and format them during the install.

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Old 09-13-2003, 06:58 PM   #3
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why would you want to?........just curious.......
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:06 PM   #4
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Well, the easiest thing would be to install RH from Setup on a FAT32 partition. But I wouldn't know if this is allowed by the RH installer.

If it doesn't work, there is another way to do it: Install first Linux on a normal EXT2/3 partition. Mount the FAT32 partition and install all the RPMs with the --root option of rpm (man rpm). Than install Windows over the EXT2/3 (so that becomes FAT or NTFS). Hope you still can boot into the Linux system though.

Question remains: why would you want to?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:08 PM   #5
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well that was different...lets just say plain and simple
you can't install redhat 9 on a fat partition...
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:17 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by DrOzz
well that was different...lets just say plain and simple
you can't install redhat 9 on a fat partition...

negative.....u can .......ive done it on fat32, fat16 including the hidden ones(with poor results) but u can do it......I think it has something to do with the inode spacing or something.......


but this isnt something i recommend newbies try.........

the way i found this out was installing a firewall distro on a lexar jump drive......with a fat 16 partition......I got error and warning messages during the boot but it booted......and worked.....
all u have to do is compile a kernel with support for these formats......

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Old 09-13-2003, 07:30 PM   #7
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also just to add you cant do it with the default redhat installer......
if you already have a linux distro installed just recompile your kernel to support all the formats and copy the zlinux image to that drive........then it gets complicated beyond this thread.......so if nothing
i said makes sense then u problably dont want to try this........
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:36 PM   #8
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Okay, sorry, I was enjoying my beer too much. Ofcourse it's not easy as I made it seem...
 
  


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