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Old 10-04-2003, 09:10 PM   #1
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\dev\hda1 ?!


Dumb q....

I'm installing red hat 8.0 from my hdd to dual boot with XP. I have XP on "C" and have re formatted the "e" drive to get linux on board there. When I boot from the floppy, I go through the first few screens and then the prog asks me for the destination of the red hat image files...in windows terms they are here:

c: red hat 1\images

What do I put in the box on the screen in "linux speak" as this location? I am unsure as I don't recognise the following:

/dev/hda 1
/dev/hda5
/dev/hda6

What does this refer to? I fig' that hda1 is the "c:" drive partition...I want linux on the "e" which is empty...do I need the images on "e" if I am to dual boot linux from there???

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Old 10-04-2003, 09:38 PM   #2
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Linux isn't going to see it as "e" per se... that is only in the Windows world. If its a partition on your hard drive that is the master drive on the primary first IDE controller.. its going to be /dev/hdaX... where X is the number of the partition. Do you have more than one partition in Windows? If so, most likely its the last partition which in your case is /dev/hda6, but before you install, make sure this is the case so you don't install or wipe over anything you might think is important.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:21 PM   #3
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thanks trickykid, so do I need to put the red hat install on the partition that I want to install it on. e.g. when I am asked for the dev\hda6 (the last partition; this is "e" where I want linux to run from) thats what I put in, so....i would put:

\dev\hda6\red hat 1\images

...as the destination for the image files. NOT run it from hda1 (the primary ide) to run on hda6 (the target drive)?

james
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:59 AM   #4
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The installer is asking where are the ISO images located not the location where you want to install linux.

BTW the ISO images can not be on a NTFS partition. In your case c: = hda1, d = hda5, e = hda6.

Select the drive that contains the images and then enter the directory where the images are located. So from what you have posted enter

/images

Where it says directory holding images

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...nstall-hd.html

linux except for a few exceptions uses its own filesystem and partition. It would be best to delete the e drive and allow the installer to partition using free space.

You haven't gotten to the step where you partition the drive yet.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:19 PM   #5
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WARNING: I don't think it's wise to install linux on an partition alraidy in use by windows because it will make windows really slow. That's because windows will try to read the partition while of course it can't
I advice that you create another partition and install linux on that
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:58 PM   #6
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Hmmm...I can't run "parted" (the linux partitioning prog) without having the cd to run it off...not sure what willl happen, will I be asked how I want to partition the drive when I locate the image files on the hdd? Can I do it then, if so this is prob best, no?

When I am asked for the location of the images (which are here - c: red hat 1\images) in the linux boot floppy...i select the dev/hda1, then select the directory path and type red hat 1/images. Nothing, nadda. " There are no image files in this drive"...what am I doing wrong?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 07:23 AM   #7
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What is the exact directory name in windows. If its c:\images then use /images. What is the 1 refering to?

Since your e: drive is empty and that is where you want to install linux then you can delete it with the installer and then partition the free space. You do not need to run parted.

However, parted should be on the install CD. You will need to reboot then select recover mode. Then run parted.

Check out the Redhat's documentation link from the previous post
 
  


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