LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-13-2001, 09:43 AM   #1
novicered
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Red Hat 7.1
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy ~sobbing in frustration~


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:

/boot Boot partition > 1024 Cylinders

___________

Please, please help me!!
 
Old 11-13-2001, 10:08 AM   #2
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,407

Rep: Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965
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

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ight=lilo+1024
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ight=lilo+1024
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ight=lilo+1024
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ight=lilo+1024
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ight=lilo+1024
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ight=lilo+1024
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ight=lilo+1024
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ight=lilo+1024
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ight=lilo+1024
 
Old 11-13-2001, 03:04 PM   #3
KevinJ
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Distribution: Redhat v8.0 (soon to be Fedora? or maybe I will just go back to Slackware)
Posts: 857

Rep: Reputation: 30
I do not think Redhat v7.1 is subject to the 1024 cylinder limit.

Its more likely that you are not using Disk Druid properly. Please give us more info about the partitions that are currently on your disk, and exactly what partitions you are trying to create.

If this system already had WinME on it.. do you have any unpartitioned space? Or are you trying to create a linux partition on space that is already partitioned for Windows?
 
Old 11-13-2001, 05:08 PM   #4
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,407

Rep: Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965Reputation: 1965
rh71 does have the limit, it uses lilo 21.3.
 
Old 11-14-2001, 11:34 PM   #5
KevinJ
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Distribution: Redhat v8.0 (soon to be Fedora? or maybe I will just go back to Slackware)
Posts: 857

Rep: Reputation: 30
Well, then they regressed after Redhat 7.0

I have a laptop with RH v7.0 w/2.2.16-22 and WinME dual booting... my first Linux partition begins at cylinder 1372 and contains all of my boot files. Its using lilo-21.4.4-10 that came with it.

Also, according to ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linu...6/RedHat/RPMS/
Redhat v7.1 uses lilo-21.4.4-13.i386.rpm
 
Old 11-14-2001, 11:46 PM   #6
mcleodnine
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Left Coast - Canada
Distribution: s l a c k w a r e
Posts: 2,731

Rep: Reputation: 45
Try adding 'lba32' to the lilo.conf file. It's yummy.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Perl frustration jonr Linux - Software 2 04-26-2005 11:46 AM
sound frustration Th3_J3st3R Slackware 9 07-18-2004 04:27 PM
frustration! modules! nixel Slackware 10 05-11-2004 07:24 PM
Frustration with Mandrake 9.1 frkstein Linux - General 2 04-02-2003 07:09 AM
Telnet Frustration Breezwell Linux - Networking 6 08-16-2001 04:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:55 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration