From: Miles (kcolfer at domain iol.ie)
Date: Thu 15 Apr 1999 - 09:08:47 IST
On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Hisham Anwar wrote:
> Hi I have a 13GB Hard drive divided into a primary dos poartition
> running windows, and have four 2 GB logical partitions. I bought a
> Red hat Linux cd pack and have been trying to figure out how to do
> the division for over a week now. When I enter the main Druid menue I
> can see my primary partition( windows ) and the other 8 GB as one
> portion. I dont get it!!!why wont it show each of the four 2 GB
> divisions seperatly.
I'm not totally sure, never having really used disk druid, but I'd say
it's probably something to do with the fact that your 4 2Gb partitions are
probably living inside an extended DOS partition. Maybe disk druid can't
pick up on these, and is just seeing the extended partition. Take a look
at fdisk in DOS to see if this is the way the m/c is set up.
> When I attept to dreate a root dir. it gives an
> error asking for a value more then zero, from my recollection a 50 MB
> root partition should be suffecient dont you think?
This could be happening because you're trying to use space above the 8Gb
watermark to put / on. AFAIK, the root partition always has to be below
the 1024th block on the HD (I'm sure someone'll correct me on this tho'),
which normally translates to 8Gb. If you look at the 'disk space used/disk
space free' vals in disk druid, you'll probably see they add up to around
well I would
> really appreciate if you could give me some help full tips as to how
> I can get the 2 GB logical partition divided so I ca run Linux.... I
> can hardly wait.........thanx
Use the 1st 2Gb partition. Might mean a bit of fecking around with the
partition table to get it there, though.
Miles (Kieran Colfer)
kcolfer at domain iol.ie
kieranc at domain bigfoot.com
"The optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true."
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