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Old 06-16-2003, 06:21 PM   #1
dsantamassino
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What does this error mean??


I was trying to do something with Redhat Linux 8 and a couple of other OS's. I get this error.

Could not allocate requested partitions. Partitioning failed. Could not allocate partitions as primary partitions.

What does that mean and how do i fix it?? I have been asking around and no one gave me an answer. Can you someone give me a little detail on what this error means?? It sound like i can't do it with Redhat as what i plan on doing. Please reply back. Thank You guys.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 06:51 PM   #2
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Usually, there is a limit of 4 primary partitions that U can create...also Linux has some limits on Logical partitions ( I guess it was 12 or 64..not so sure ...)..

R U crossing that limit??
 
Old 06-16-2003, 06:57 PM   #3
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I don't think i am. I wanted Windows XP pro, Redhat Linux 8 and FreeBSD 4.8 Release on one hard drive. I already have FreeBSD and Windows XP. It is just when i go to install Redhat i get that error. Please reply back. Thanks.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 07:00 PM   #4
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I just thought of that. I might be crossing the limit. This is how i set up FreeBSD.

/ 100M
swap 512M
/var 50M
/usr 4000M
 
Old 06-17-2003, 10:37 AM   #5
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Hi dsantamassino,

I am new to linux but I got the same error when I was installing Suse, and I realised that I was over allocating the memory. i.e. I had less memory available than I was actually trying allocate.
 
  


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