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Old 04-19-2004, 09:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy linux BIZDESK 4.0 unable to install..............

dear friends,
before few days, my pc was running fine. Than i got a "LINUX BIZDESK CD 4.0" by my frnd. but i'm unable to install it on my pc.
before few days my pc config was given as below:
my hard disk is 40GB.
winXP(PRO) on e: (with 15 gb)
pictures+games+songs d: (with 15 gb)
some documents on c: (with 7 gb)

then i installed LINUX succesfully on C: DRIVE by formatting(only c drive), now problem was that winXP was unable to load and also i forgot my root password(in linux), so i formatted all drives except D:, due to this i have lost all files of winXP, now my c: and d: are empty. So i installed winXP again on C: drive!
now my E: DRIVE is totaly empty, and [b]here is new and major problem that LINUX is refusing to install on E: drive[b] during installation whenever i select(in partion option) AUTO PARTIONITING >>KEEP ALL PARTION AND USE EXISTING PARTION then it gives this message box:
could not allocate requested partions
Partionating failed: Could not allocate partions as primary partions.

and then say that go back and choose manual partionating
MANUAL PARTIONATING >>ADD PARTION >>FILE SYSTEM TYPE in this option when i select swap as 500 mb then it gave same message:
could not allocate requested partions
Partionating failed: Could not allocate partions as primary partions.

and when i select D: than also same message!!!!!!!!!!
i've checked my hard disk by running scandisk and ther is no errors/bad sectors, and also i've defragmented my all drive.
plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz frnds, plz help me now i dont want to format my drive again, plzzzzzzzzz help me how can i install LINUX on my drive??????????????
Old 04-20-2004, 04:18 AM   #2
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the way you describe it and the order of the events is not very clear to me. (you never mention you deleted your old partition before attempting to create the new linux one)

However, as I see it, you should delete the LAST partition in your disk (called 'E:' in windows, or in linux lingo is called 'hda3', wich comes to be the same)

Done that, tell the Linux installer to just use the 'rest' of the disk leaving alone the other partitions.

On a side note (not relevant at this point) winXP is too dumb to be booted in other partition that is not the first-partition of the first-disk (there is ways to 'cheat' him and make him beleave he is the 'one' and 'only one' OS in the PC, but I am not going there)

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