From: Dave Hickey (davidh at domain esat.net)
Date: Thu 20 Sep 2001 - 17:10:19 IST
It's crapping out because the boot partition is above the 1024 cylinder limit.
You can create the partitions before you install and you shouldn't have a
problem. You could use fdisk to create your partitions or Partition Magic or
similar to do the same in windows before installing.
You'll have to use lba32 instead of linear mode for lilo too.
> I am trying to install Redhat 7.1 on my machine, but I am having problems with Disk Druid.
> The hd is a maxtor 20Gb, with 2048 Cylinders.
> I can set up swap, fine for a while.
> Then I can set up /home, stays fine.
> Then when I want to set up /, it tells me that there is a problem as '/ is 1024'.
> I read the Redhat guide, and it says that if want to set up a / partition and use the remaining disk space
> I have to set up a /boot partition of at least 16mb, which I always do anyway.
> Now, when I have done this two things happen.
> The space I allocated for swap is removed, and I am told that there is no
> remaining free primary...
> The /boot section is not allocated either and complains about the disk having more than 1024 cylinders.
> But when the two above things have happened, / has been successfully alocated???
> The other two partitions on the disk are NTFS for a win2k install.
> Does anybody know what is happening, and how I can make it stop bugging the crap out
> of me???
> Any help would be greatly appreciated,
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-- Dave Hickey david.hickey at domain esat.net Esat IP NOC www.esat.net
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