Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-05-2003, 12:16 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Coppell, Texas
Distribution: SUSE 10.1, Kubuntu 6.06 (Dapper)
Posts: 81

Rep: Reputation: 15
Help in deciphering a msg during install?

Well I didnt get too far with my Red Hat 9 install before hitting a brick wall.

I have two drives on my system, the first is a 40gb drive on which I have my Windows install, and the second HDD is 100gb. Thats where Im installing the Linux OS.

I get to the partitioning, and the first partition I want to install is the root (/). A resource here suggested I install the following partitions:

/ (root) 2GB root to install everything else under
/boot 100MB for the kernal etc
/usr 7GB programs, applications area
/home 20GB User files and stuff
swap 1GB

So I go to the manual partition, and click NEW to define a new partition and select / (Boot). I then type in 2000 as the #mb fixed size for the partition.

I get this message:

"Warning: Boot parition / may not meet booting constraints for your architecture. Creation of a boot disk iis highly encouraged"

Is this because I am installing on the second HDD of my system? If so, thats ok, because I intend to boot Linux from a disk anyway because GRUB cant support dual boot win WinXP on the primary HDD anyway.

Should I be worried about this?

Old 10-05-2003, 02:18 AM   #2
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sunny Southport, again.
Distribution: PCLinuxOS 0.93 and 0.92, Vector sometimes
Posts: 825

Rep: Reputation: 30
Red Hat does this quite often. The reason is probably the one you've stated, so no, don't worry and make a boot floppy.
Old 10-06-2003, 12:08 AM   #3
Registered: May 2003
Location: India
Distribution: Knoppix, RedHat
Posts: 246

Rep: Reputation: 30

its just a warning. use a boot disk for safety. i never had issues with grub on the second disk with newer bios system. the older 1024 cylinder limitation does not apply to modern systems

rahul sundaram


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help on deciphering my IPTABLES jun_tuko Linux - Security 2 11-24-2005 01:02 PM
Can't install xmms 1.2.10, get the following error msg ./usr/stevo Fedora 5 03-28-2005 07:07 PM
Help deciphering this log entry Scruff Linux - Security 6 11-24-2003 08:15 PM
slooze error: validateInputs(); $msg = $mySlooze->renderPage($vars); echo $msg; ?> rioguia Linux - Software 0 01-26-2003 09:59 PM
Help with error msg on Redhat7 install samuel Linux - Software 2 01-30-2002 04:19 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration