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Old 05-14-2002, 07:07 AM   #1
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I have 10 gb hard disk.
out of which i used 2502 mb for win NT( ntfs partition).
another 2 fat partions r there 2997 mb and 2997 mb.
now when i go to install linux to have dual boot with nt i find ( disk druid) 1270 mb is free.

but whatever disk size i provide for the root partition (/) it says "boot partition too big".
i can take a swap partion or i can take a native partition (/usr) it allows me but whenever i go for a root partition whatever size i take 1 or 100 0r 1000 it says " boot partition too big ".

i can delete one of the windows partition and get the work done but how to do the things without doing so.

if i resize the window partition, then it will work......but i do not want to resize the window partition, instead i want to install linux in whatever space is left as unpartitioned(free space)

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Old 05-14-2002, 07:23 AM   #2
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Have you resized one of your Windows partitions to make free space for Linux? If yes, there should be no problem... Wchich distro are you trying to install?


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