[plug] RH7.1 Install problem

Simon Scott simon.scott at flexiplan.com
Mon Jun 25 08:54:22 WST 2001

	OK, if you are using that curses based partitioner (ummm, forgotten
its name) youll notice when you allocate there will be a switch to basically
'autofill'. If you have 14G unpartitioned (if its 14G free under windows you
have to resize the windows partition) then adding, for example, the root
partition with this set will use all 14G for the root partition. Thats ok
tho, just keep adding partitions and the root partition will shrink. Play
with it a bit, youll get the idea.

	Probably the best and easiest way to partition until you get a bit
more experience would be to partition 2x your ram as swap, and the rest as

	If this isnt the problem, maybe provide us with a bit more info?

	From:	Dwight Jackson <djackson at transport.wa.gov.au> on 22-06-2001
12:18 PM
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	Subject:	[plug] RH7.1 Install problem

	Trying to get RH7.1 running on my desktop. I also have win98
	Everytime I try to partition the hard drive it says I have 14GB
	remaining but when trying to allocate partitions for the mount
points at
	the top it says no free space. I have ghosted the PC and formatted
	disk. Then loaded my PC image and then tried to reload RH7.1 but
	the same problem. I'm really new to RH though RH7 was a breeze to
	install. I had a look at the fdisk in RH7.1 as well but it will only
	allow 4 primary partitons and I think win98 has one and I have an
	extended partition for Novell.
	My partition table looks like so:
	<not set>    hda3    2047M Win95 FAT32
	<not set>    hda5    1027M Win95 FAT32
	<not set>    hda6    1019M Win95 FAT32
	in Disk Druid and in FDISK it looks like this:
	/tmp/hda1            262    522    2096482+    5     Extended
	/tmp/hda3                1    261    2096451+    b    WIN95    FAT32
	/tmp/hda5           262      392   1052226+    b    WIN95    FAT32
	/tmp/hda6          393       522    1044193+    b    WIN95    FAT32

	I have an extended partition with 2 logical drives in it. Now with
	how can I partition my filesystems on this hard drive??

	Remembering I'm still fairly new to Linux any ideas??


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