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Completely new to Linux, decided to swap from Windws because of cost (I'm a student), and also the reputed reliability of Linux - can't tell you how many times Iíve reinstalled WinME, and the number of other errors Iíve had... ~grrrr~
But Iíve hit my first hurdle with Linux... trying to install Linux Red Hat 7.1 along side WinME (keeping Windows until Iím comfortable with Linux)... dual boot
PC Specs: PIII ATX Motherboard, Intel PIII 1GHz CPU, 768MB SDRAM, 60GB ATA-100 EIDE HDD, Floppy, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, 250MB Zip, MS Intellimouse, MS Internet Keyboard, Conexant PCI 56K modem, 1530V NEC TFT monitor, 64MB Gforce2 MX Graphics card, Creative SBLive 1023 Sound card + speakers, Epson printer, and the sodding WinME. All very nice except the blasted O/S.
Currently WinME is on a 20GB Primary partition. So i have 40GB (ridiculous size huh?!) to play with...
When I try to install RH, the installation program says automatic partitioning failed so have to use Disk Druid... when I try to create the /boot partition I get this error back:
There are currently unallocated partition(s) present in the list of requested partitions. The unallocated partition(s) are shown below, along with the reasons they were not allocated:
Ahh come on.. you never even tried did you?? Don't want to sound nasty, cos this is a kind site, but you really should try to find the answers yourself a little bit first... it gets very tedious anserwing the same 4 questions day after day