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Old 12-02-2005, 08:46 AM   #1
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red hat 6.2

i am trying to install red hat 6.2 on a computer with 2 disc drives (26 and 56 GB) with 5 logical drives and one unformatted partition of 15 GB.
when i choose the graphical intallation mode i reach the disc duid screen that displays my 5 partitions as (OS/2 HPFS, FAT32) <not set>.
i am required to define mountpoints.
i add a partition named swap (/swap) of the <swap> type and allocate 16MB . i add a partition called either /usr/ or /user/hdb (where i know i have an unallocated portion of disc space (1.5GB), and is of the linux native type.
when i try to add a third one, /boot, 16 MB linux native, i get the following message:
there is curruntly unallocated partition(s) present in the list of requested partitions. the unallocated partition(s) are shown below, along with the reason they were not allocated:
/boot Boot partition too big
then i am required to press OK.
when i do, i get the disc druid main screen showing me the list of my <not set>partitions (win098/2000), /usr/hdb linux native; a <swap> partition of 16 MB and in red script, /boot 16MB linux native.
at the bottom of the disk druid screen, there are two buttons, BACK and NEXT.
the NEXT button is off and nothing i did managed to get me out of this screen.
Old 12-02-2005, 08:57 AM   #2
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why are you even bothering to install rh62? that's at least 5 years old now, maybe even 6. You will run into so so many problems if you want to upgrade any part of the system. if you use a newer distro you will benefit from substantially easier partitioning methods, allowing you to run a system effectively on just two physical disk partitions, one for /boot and the other to hole LVM partitions for everythign else you need, incluiding swap.

a few points from what you're doing though...

/boot 16mb? that is too small, it should be about 100mb.
swap 16mb? that's just useless, you should at least have as much swap as you have RAM.
Old 12-02-2005, 09:30 AM   #3
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you use te term distro. does it imply i can put my hands on a recent version? i got this version (incidentally, it is 6.1) when i purchased a book on linux. i recently started to get interested, but i dont want to purchase a new version if i can help it.
if this i what you imply, i will be lad if you could point t out.
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