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Old 10-02-2003, 12:23 PM   #1
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Distribution: Fedora, Mandrake 9.2, dare I say a little of M$ Longhorn? Ha.
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Just a quick one... do I need to partition at all b4 i run Anaconda to install RHL9?

(Only becuase I tried... and gave me crap that there was no place for new filesystem created)

All thats on my box is Windoze XP SP1 partition.

I posted on maybe that problem as a RAID 0 problemo, but answering my question may prove that it was that I need to partition in Windoze first (or my RAID is causing me more trouble than its worth)

I also see that Dell makes their computers with RHL factory installed, which I have seen with RAID 0, so it should work for mine then, since I have a Dell with RAID 0.

Thanks again
Old 10-02-2003, 12:43 PM   #2
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RedHat is fairly automated with regard to the installation process. If you choose, the installer will automatically partition your drive (remaining free space that is). If I remember correctly, it presents you with the choice of automatic (disk druid?), or doing it manually via cfdisk or fdisk. Unless you want to have complete control over how your HD is partitioned, I would say just go ahead and let it do it for you. I believe it will even figure out what it needs for swap (it's been a while since I installed RH).

The bottom line is that you should be able to just throw in the CD and install without any trouble, which is one of the things I like about RH.

Hope that helps you.....
Old 10-02-2003, 12:58 PM   #3
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Well thanks for the info:

That means something is crap.

It presents me that It cant find my hard drive nor can find a place to create a file system, so then it makes me chose a Driver to help intall.

Then i get to the Auto Parti. and Disk Druid part and says the same thing and reboots.

Is it my RAID 0? If so, could anyone find a link to some where than I can get help?? (Should work considering the new Dells with RAID and RH facotry installed.)

PLus to mention that I have Publishes Edition of RHL 9.
Old 10-02-2003, 01:31 PM   #4
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I believe the only thing Red Hat won't do as far as partitioning goes is resize NTFS and FAT32 partitions.

As far as your RAID drive, I believe that RH has special booting options for RAID drives...check the boot menu for other options (I don't quite know which ones, as I have little hands on experience with RAID drives)

Other than that, you should be good to go.
Old 10-02-2003, 06:06 PM   #5
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OMG... someone said that to me right before I checked this post.

I feel so dumb, thanks so much at helping this with me

Ill be sure to give it a go Friday night, I cant wait!

(Im sure to have more questions about Media stuff, like codecs, BitTorrent on linux, dvd/cd burning, and also internet/ wireless LAN goodies )


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