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Old 08-13-2003, 08:47 AM   #1
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RH 9 installation not finding Hard Drive


I am trying to set up xp/rh 9 dual boot on one 120gb disk.
I have a 60gig ntfs partition with xp.
I want to have a 30 gig fat32 partition for file sharing and the rest for red hat.

Problem is that when I try to install RH 9 it cannot find a device on which it can install (It also can't find drivers for my onboard NIC, but I am not on broadband yet)

I am using Asus p4p800 deluxe motherboard and western digital 120gb spec.edition hd.

Let me know what the problem is,


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Old 08-18-2003, 01:08 PM   #2
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Is the remaining 60GB of disk unpartitioned? You may have to use the "expert" partitioning program to create the partitions you want. Do a "custom" installation, and you should get an option to use the expert disk partitioner. Be careful, though, because if your XP system is using the whole disk, you can't just shrink that partition down to 60GB and expect it to still work. You'll probably need something like PartitionMagic running in the Windows side to do that.


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