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Old 12-25-2003, 09:39 PM   #1
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Having trouble with partions on Red Hat

hey this is my first attempt at linux and i got a red hat 9 for dummies book that comes with redhat.

for some reson my monieter dosen't work on the graphical installation so i have to use the text one while the book is talking about using the graphics one. when it askes me about auto partition and tje druid one i start to click around and i keep getting and error asking me to add in a /. i just got a 120 gb western digital hard drive today and i partitioned 100 gb(nstc?) for windows and the other 20(fat32) for linux. (this is my slave drive by the way) so can some please explain to me how to sey up the 20 gig partion for linux so i can move on witht he installation? thanx.
Old 12-26-2003, 01:47 AM   #2
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fat32 is a windows filesystem, non-linux

try ext3 or something similar when setting up your partitions in disk druid.
Old 12-26-2003, 03:50 AM   #3
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A simple scheme for a newer user would be to just create a

Root and

partition - as Stunned mentioned - use ext3 for your Red hat Root partition - a quick search on the search facility on this site will bring up plenty of Red Hat Windows dual boot installs etc.

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Old 12-26-2003, 10:31 AM   #4
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I dual booted before with RedHat 9 and WinXP (then I dropped windows like a bad habit). Here was my partition scheme......note: I only had one HD

/boot - 100 mb
/swap - 512 mb
/ - the rest

all formatted to /ext3
Old 12-26-2003, 02:29 PM   #5
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yeah alright heres what i did to fix it, i went and got something called partition magic, and created a ext 3 Linux partiion and a swap partition, i went through the installation again and went to the autopartitoin and had it remove all existiong linux partitions and use the free space on its own, so it created a ext3 /boot partion, the linux partition, and a swap partition, and it went through wiht the installation, thatnks guys.


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