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Old 02-16-2002, 09:46 PM   #1
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Cant allocate partions?!?!?

Im trying to install REDHAT 7.2 and I have a 20 gig HDD for Linux and it says that it cant allocate the partions..whats up with that? anyone know?? thanks
Old 02-16-2002, 11:17 PM   #2
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Specifically, how are you trying to set up the partitions? Is the whole drive dedicated to Linux and where do you get the error? DiskDruid or?
Old 02-17-2002, 01:41 PM   #3
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Question partioning failed

I have a similar problem, after trying to install Mandrake 8.0 on my Thinkpad laptop and finding that there was an issue with the Trackpoint. I got the 8.1 release and got past the old issue and now it says that partioning failed. I am trying to keep my Win98 system on the HD and have a dual boot system. The HDD is a 6.4 gig and I have almost 3 gig free that I want to put Linux on. I ran a defrag on the HD in Windows, couldn't get Scandisk to complete because of too many restarts. I figured that was because some proggies were running but after shutting two down I couldn't find anymore to stop.

Not sure what to try next maybe a new HD???



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