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Old 03-21-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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Trying to dual boot Vista Ultimate/Fedora 6.0--Install Problems

Hey all, my first post! So I'll try to be as accurate as possible.
System: Core 2 Duo E6300, 2gb pc2 4200 ddr2 ram, evga x8800gts video card, 500gb sata drive

I currently have Windows Vista Ultimate installed on my hard drive, and I'd like to dual boot with Fedora Core 6. At first I tried partitioning my drive through windows(450gb partition for windows, 50gb set aside for Fedora)

I booted from the Fedora install DVD, and it keeps telling me that there was not enough space to create a /boot partition, and as well it could not create a /root directory.

I read up on some forums, deleted the partition i made in windows(restored HD to one 500 gb partition) and then chose the option through Fedora Install to install through free space on selected drives and create default layout, and I get the same /boot and /root space issue errors?

Can anybody shed some light on this? Thanks!
Old 03-22-2007, 01:38 PM   #2
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Does your error say something like this : An error occurred transferring the install image to your hard drive. You are probably out of disk space.

If it is.. try typing this when booting the dvd:

linux allowcddma
if this doesn't work try:

linux mem=128M
If 128MB doesn't work, try less, untill it works. A good rule of thumb is "your RAM - 2M.

good luck.


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