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Old 02-22-2004, 04:09 AM   #1
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Help with Installation of Linux RH 9.x on WIN XP

G'Day Guys ,

Apologize if this is very elementary but I shall learn as I go, how to go about doing things

Firstly before wasting your time I tried looking if this was posted earlier but apparently it was a couple of years ago on 98 ..

This is my story ::

I have windows XP installed on my rig which has a 80G DD , i have linux RH 9.x with me on CD, i booted from the CD and then went into installation of linux text mode , it asked me about automatic partition and manual partition and the disk druid i chose automatic and then at a later stage it keep asking me for root hdd to proceed with the install .

On my 80G i have 2 partitions of F: & G: of 20G each , i would like to install Linux RH on the G partition and have a dual boot option and also create a boot disk .

Any inputs on this would be much appreciate , I plan on dedicating this night to install Linux Hoping some noble soul would have some time for me .

I get an error message 'Could not allocate requested partitions:
partitioning failed: Could not allocate requested partitions'

Thank You !

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Old 02-22-2004, 04:20 AM   #2
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what is your G partition right now? fat32? ntsf? it has to be ext2/ext3 format.
Old 02-22-2004, 04:25 AM   #3
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Thanks a Zillion much apprecaited , 4m wat i recall it shld be FAT32 during the installtion process it says ext3 though and wheni try to point to G: it says partition failed and asks me for root


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