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Old 09-18-2004, 03:46 AM   #1
friedrice4u
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Linux won't let me add more partitions!


I'm currently installing Fedora Core 2, i want this to be a Dual Boot system with Windows XP SP2.

I currently installed windows and left part of the hard drive unpartitioned to anything so that Linux can pick up the free space. However, when I manually configure the partitions, the installer won't let me make more than 2 partitions on my hd!

i only have 1 physical 160 GB seagate drive, is there a limit as to how many partitions you can have?

here's the partition info:

>Hard Drives
> /dev/hda
Free 8 mb freespace
> /dev/hda1 Extended 40g
/dev/hda5 ntfs 40g
/dev/hda2 vfat 32g
Free 78g freespace


i can only mount 2 more things... but i need at least three: swap, /, and /home...
when i try to add anymore, the installer says: "Could not allocat requested partitions: Partitioning failed: could not allocate partitions"

thanks for any help
 
Old 09-18-2004, 04:28 AM   #2
masand
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hi there

u can only make two more partitons

if u have xtended partiton then u can make only 3 more primary partitons

u can surely make upto 15 logical partitons(which are inside the extended)

so hda1--extended

hda2,hda3,hda4---primary

and u can make hda5,hda6... in extended

this is not the case with linux this happens due to the hdd geometry and will happen the same even if u use windows

regards
 
Old 09-18-2004, 04:31 AM   #3
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Please write the output of `fdisk -l'. And you can read the basic rules of partitioning from

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/index.html
 
  


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