I had problems partitioning disk a few times. I booted to the two start-up diskettes for Slackware and was able to work with the partitions with no problems each time. Most of the time it was for clients' machines that were running Windows and NT.
Along with Ssadams' suggestion, consider grabbing the install disk from http://www.slackware.com
to work with the partitioning. Then try to proceed with your install to a drive without partitions.
I find the ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...sks.144/bare.i
and the ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...tdsks/color.gz
to contain excellent partitioning abilities when it came to hard drives stubborn about releasing its current partition.
Redhat might also contain a boot disk set that you could use as opposed to starting the install from DOS.
Your spelling and text formatting was excellent. Your conscientiousness makes my self-conscience about mine. Most of the time I'm reading a lot of messages and pop my responses quick. Every once in a while I'll run my text through a spell checker then pastes it back. I should do this more often.
By the way, I ran this one through and had 4 misspelled words and three grammar checks.
-- L. James