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Old 09-14-2005, 03:30 PM   #1
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dual boot partition problem


Hey all,
IM trying to dual boot my sony vaio Z1WA. I hav winXP home, and want to install FC4.

I used partition magic to create another partition, what i think is on an already crated partition, when i load from the cd and try to install, I tried first automatic partitioning, and then keep all parttions, but i get this error:

"Could not allocate requested partitions:
Partitioning failed: Could not allocate partitions as primary partitions."

Then it says that i have not defined a root partition which is required for installation of fedora core.

I used partition magic to create a new partition, how should i have done this??
Should i say to make the new partition a primary partition,,,,but wont this conflict with the already defined primary partition???

Thanks for all the help.

Josh
 
Old 09-14-2005, 05:08 PM   #2
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The easiest way to go may be to delete the new second partition that you just created and let the installation program create it. It will also need to create a swap partition.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 06:25 PM   #3
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OH CRAP,,, well i got the fedora install correctly, i can not boot linux,

HOWEVER now my windows partition failed to boot now.
I get the winXP splash screen, and then I get this error message:

Code:
STOP: c000021a {fatal system error}
THe session manager initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000003a (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down

crappp , what can i do.
I have also tried to do the system restrore, and the same things happens.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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i'll tell you your problem.. SONY!
they suck so much
ignore this if it offends you as i am not trying to start a war, just sharing an opinion
 
Old 09-14-2005, 06:54 PM   #5
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hahaha, i love to hear different opinions, but regardless of the machine, i still have this issue...any idears????
 
Old 09-14-2005, 08:10 PM   #6
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FOR any interested, i solved my issue:

I created partition magics boot rescue disks.
booted my machine to the disks, and found out that my original windows XP primary partitin was now hidden, So i made it unhidden, and wallla, issue solved.

thanks all
 
Old 09-20-2005, 12:42 AM   #7
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You know, I had the exact thing happen to me once, but I totally forgot about it. Using partition magic to resize the partition resulted in the first partition being marked as hidden. Sorry I didn't think of it.

Some distro's will let resize the NTFS partition for you during the installation. I just resized the NTFS partition on my laptop using the YaST installer. Mandrake will also resize it . I've never had a problem losing data using either.

Originally, Mandrake used code written by the company that produces Partition Magic to do the resizing, but now I think both Mandriva and SuSE use the parted program.
 
  


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