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Old 10-20-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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installing problem xp after installing linux

hi everybody,
i have successfully installed 32bits rhel6 on my desktop and i have some 18389 MB free spaace while trying to install windows xp on that desktop.

windows xp proseffionsl setup appears, the partition table are as follows:

c: partition1 [unknown] 500 MB (500 mb free)
d: partition2 [unknown] 8972 MB (8972 mb free)
e: partition3 [unknown] 768 MB (768 mb free)
unpartitioned space 18386 MB

while installing linux on my machine i have given

500 mb as /boot
8972 mb as /
768 mb as swap

but xp displays in such way

c: = /boot
d: = /
e: = swap

if iam not wrong.

i have 18368 mb free so while installing xp in that free space the following error occurs:

setup cannot create a new partition in the space you selected because the maximum number of partitions already exists on the disk.

to continue, press ENTER.

what does that mean, can i install xp on that free space or not...? iam new to linux so i someone guide me in right way i'll be greatful.
Old 10-20-2011, 02:05 PM   #2
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Boot into whichever distribution of Linux you are using, open a terminal and log in as root user and run this command: fdisk -l(Lower case Letter L in the command). This will show your drive/partition information which you can post here to get suggestions. If you are using ubuntu or one of its derivatives, prefix the command with sudo.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:38 PM   #3
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I think he is using Red Hat Enterprise 6


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