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Old 06-11-2003, 11:10 AM   #1
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i have a problem with installation of linux7.2. I have 810 intel chipset azza motherboard,celeron 633MHZ,40GB samsung hard disk,64MB ram. I want duel partition. Installed win98se on 30GB. on rest of the space i tried ti install linux using disk druid method. a message appeared "could not partition" "partitioned failed". Message appeared during "swap" partition. "/" and "/boot" partitions are easily created.

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Yesterday I posted 'Auto Partition Fails - Fedora Install' when I found that auto partition option failed during fedora install. Message indicated either no disk space or no root partition.

It appears that I am getting exactly the same problem that was earlier reported long back in this post.

Now I have tried manual partition and realized that finally it failed when I set the swap!

Surprisingly RH9 is also failing at the same point which earlier installed well on my previous 20 GB HDD

Thru XP I then created two primary partitions in the unallocated space where I was trying to install Fedora just to check that other OS is able to create partitions in that free space as desired.

Since long back this post reported similar problem. Wish to know if that was resolved and what was the solution.
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After reading the thread, all I can say is that I'm very confused by it. I don't see enough details as to what was tried, and exactly what the solution turned out to be.

If there's a problem with an automated tool, then I can't speak to that, because that depends upon the particular tool.

As far as partitioning is concerned, "linux swap" is just another partition-type. Y'know, you've got four slots in a partition-table, and if the last partition is "extended" then you can have more (logical) partitions within that. Each partition has a type-code, and one of those corresponds to "linux swap." Partitions must not overlap but that's basically it.

After you have carved-out the partitions, you must initialize their contents, so that the proper on-disk data structures actually exist. The mkswap command does that, for a swap-partition. mk...fs is used for file systems and so-on. Finally, you must tell Linux to recognize and use them, either through entries in /etc/fstab or by manual commands. swapon turns-on a swap partition; mount turns-on a filesystem; and so on.


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