"Tomas Mac Eoin" wrote:
>> Proably a stupid mistake I am making but please help. I am installing
> RedHat 5 on a Dell machine. I am running Disk Druid to set up the
> prtitions and all is fin until I try to set the root "/" partition. I m
> trying to set it at 200MB but it says the root parition is too large and
> refuses to set it. In fact it won't even me set it for 1MB. There is
> about 500MB of umpartitoned space left. The /usr, /usr/local and swap
> partitions have all worked wihout fail.
> I am instaling Linux along side windows 98 and using Systrm Commander
> Deluxe for boot options. Disk Druid sees the Win 98 FAT 32 partition.
> It's probably something ridicoulosly stupid but it keeps telling me the
> root partirion is too large.
> Hope somebody can help,
On IDE disks, you are only allowed to have 4 primary partitions.
If you've already made /usr, /usr/local, and swap, and you already have
a Win98 partition, then that's your four already.
The best solution to this is to create a primary partition for /, and
then create an extended partition for /usr, /usr/local, and swap,
which will all fit in quite happily.
You need a primary for booting from, by the way.
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