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Old 12-26-2002, 03:15 PM   #1
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redhat 8.0 partitioning prob?

Just tryed to install redhat 8.0 when it got to partitioning... i got this error

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

The following errors occurred with your partitioning:

You have not defined a root partition (/), which is
required for installation of Red Hat Linux to continue.

This can happen if there is not enough space in your
hard drive(s) for the installation. You can choose a
different automatic partitioning option or click 'Back'
to select manual partitioning.

My system has Windows XP on the C drive... and the computer came with a partition already (D ... yesterday i installed another internal harddrive which is now G:

what do i do ? im lost
Old 12-26-2002, 03:21 PM   #2
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What type of install are you performing ? Custom, Workstation, Server ?? Most likely you haven't created a / partition for everything to be installed on. You can't install it on a D: or G: drive, that's used in the DOS world and Linux doesn't know what the heck that is.
Old 12-26-2002, 03:27 PM   #3
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Try this:

Make it a point that U search forums before posting. Questions like Lilo, kde, partitions are asked by a lot of people.

Make an empty partition so that U can install Linux on it.

Last edited by yadavankur; 12-26-2002 at 03:35 PM.
Old 12-26-2002, 05:42 PM   #4
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i am plannijng to do a desktop installl i tried to create a partition using Partition Magic, which i just downloaded... but the program kept freezing up when it was ready to partition..... i downloaded a different version of the partition magic... and it did the same thing... freeze up when it was ready to partition... im going to try and do that stuff that yadavankur just told me about .. hopefully this will work in my red hat 8.0...
Old 12-26-2002, 08:00 PM   #5
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everything worked out good ! thanks!


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