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Old 09-29-2003, 01:23 PM   #1
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Need help installing Red Hat 9.0.........

Every time I try to install (automatic partitioning), I encounter this error........

"Could not allocate requested partitions. Partitioning failed: Could not allocate partitons as primary partitions."

I can install Mandrake 9.1 on the same machine with absolutely NO problems. I am running disk partitioning software (EZ Drive) to partition the 40 gig hard drive. I've tried disabling EZ Drive but it makes no difference either way. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any and all help in resolving this issue..................ALAN
Old 09-29-2003, 01:29 PM   #2
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I hate that..

When I had that problem, I just used used Fdisk and it worked fine. Try a manual partition, that will likely work better than it doing it itself.

Good luck.
Old 09-29-2003, 01:36 PM   #3
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When I installed RH9 on my machine that had WinXP already installed on I got the same thing. What I did was make a 10 GB partition that was unformatted/unused and then told the automatic partioner in RH9 to install on the free space. It then formatted the 10 GB partition and installed fine.

Old 09-30-2003, 04:31 PM   #4
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Thanks "rberry88"........... I did as you suggested and things went well. Only problem I have now is that LILO was not installed for some reason and I have to boot with a floppy every time I want to run Red Hat Linux v9. Do you, or anyone else know of a workaround for this? How can I load LILO at boot? Also, I upgraded from Mandrake to Red Hat because Yahoo Messenger isn't supported in Mandrake. Problem is, I can ONLY access Messenger when I'm logged in as root in Red Hat. Any help in this area would be MUCH appreciated!!!!! Thanks for any and all help in advance.........................ALAN


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