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Old 03-29-2001, 10:49 AM   #1
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Just wondering if you could help me here...........during the installation of Linux 7.1, it gets to the the point where it detects a hard drive and then the computer locks up. Just wondering if there are any answers out there????? I have Windows Millenium Edition, 80 Gig Hard Drive, 128 MB of RAM, 1.2 GigaHertz Pentium III Processor..........I can't figure out what the problem is.
 
Old 03-30-2001, 12:02 AM   #2
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Do you have any "unused" disk space on your system? Not "free" disk space, but "unused"..i.e. space that is not partitioned?

What kind of controller for you harddrive? ATA100?
 
Old 04-08-2001, 12:16 AM   #3
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hey.......thanks for replying to my message. My whole hard drive is partioned to Windows and Dos and so i have no unused disk space. I should be able to resize it after the Linux 7.1 setup detects my hard drive (which is exactly where it locks up) and put a partition for Linux. right??? As for my hard drive controller, I'm not 100% sure but it should have a ATA100. Any help is appreciated!!!! thanks
 
Old 04-08-2001, 01:58 PM   #4
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You can not change your existing partition sizes with the Linux install process. You need to either use Partition Magic, or FIPS (which is included on your Linux CD probably) to create some free space for the Linux partitions.
 
Old 04-08-2001, 03:48 PM   #5
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The first time i tried to install Linux, i installed partion magic but i couldn't get partion magic to even load up. I'm pretty sure i could resize the existing windows partion in the setup (i've seen it done). When partion magic would not work, i just figured that the partion part in the setup would work................(i think if you go to custom installation, that is where it was when i saw it) Maybe i'll just try partion magic again and see what happens
 
Old 04-09-2001, 01:11 AM   #6
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Try FIPS

Look on your Linux CD for a DOSUTILS directory or something like that. There is a program in there called FIPS which will allow you to split an existing Windows partition to create free space that you can use for Linux partitions. I used it on this laptop and it worked great.
 
Old 04-11-2001, 12:10 AM   #7
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fits......

i'll try that and let you know if it works!!
 
  


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