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Old 10-12-2003, 06:09 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: RedHat 9.0
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Attempting to install slack...

Well I just popped disk one in and Im at the point where I need to make partitions using fdisk

I listed the partitions

/dev/hda1 has my windows partition.
/dev/hda2 has my linux partition.

The problem is I cant add any more partitions. I thought I was supposed to be able to add a / /home and a swap partition however when I try to add one through the n option it says that there is no more avalible space. Do I need to erase the linux partition through fdisk and then create / /home and swap on there?

If this is correct what size should I make these partitions. Ill have 9 gigs of space. And which ones should be extended adn primary partitions?

Last edited by psyklops; 10-12-2003 at 06:11 PM.
Old 10-12-2003, 06:36 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Malaysia
Distribution: Slackware 12.1 & ArchLinux
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why not try cfdisk ...

anyway, you can resize the current linux partition

/dev/hda2 , make it smaller and create new partitions (use extended) from the free space
Old 10-12-2003, 07:05 PM   #3
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Location: Ohio
Distribution: LFS, Ubuntu
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you dont assing(sp) the mount for the drive untill your in the install process. its where your formatting matting the partitions. remember you need a swap partions as well and that is the code 82 make sure to set that or ti wont work.


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