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Old 09-04-2004, 09:55 AM   #1
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Question Red Hat Linux Enterprise Installation Steps

Hi Friends,

Guys I need your help. Can anybody give me the steps to install Red Hat Linux Enterprise (ES) with Win 98. I want to create 15 GB Partition for
Win 98 & 5 GB for Linux. I tried to install but everytime I got stuck while trying to make partition of SWAP , ROOT and all. Is 128 MB SD Ram sufficient with P-III 866 MHz processor.

One more thing I want to know that which OS should be installed first Linux or WIN 98.

Thanks in Advance.

Old 09-04-2004, 10:12 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

I would install windows first then you will be able to overwrite the bootloader with one that can boot both OSs.

What error do you get when you try to partition the drive?

Your PC spec should be fine.
Old 09-04-2004, 10:24 AM   #3
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I dont know the exact error but I always try to create first partition Root I filled the /root but get the error something related " / " I dont know why. Actully now I am in Office that's why I cant tell u the exact error I know It would be easier for u to suggest me the resolution after seeing the exact error.

Thanks for Your Help.

Old 09-04-2004, 06:07 PM   #4
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Hi David,

The exact error is -------
Error With Request

This Mount point is invalid.
The / root directory must be on the / file system.

Now can u Suggest me the resolution.


Old 09-04-2004, 06:14 PM   #5
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You need 3 partitons

1.Use FDISK to make a windows partition, and install windows
2.Use partition software to resize fat32 partition to 5gb, if it is oversized
3.Create a Linux Native partition, with mount point /
4. Create a Swap partition, with size 256mb

Hope this helps,


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