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Not Enough Disk Space?

By Ladin ·
Hello all,
I have a 30gig Maxtor UDMA 66 drive @7200 rpm's. I have windows ME and BeOS installed already. When i boot off my linux 6.1 disk and do a kickstart install i cant get past disk druid. I try and make a Native Linux partition and if i setthe mount point as "/" w/o the quotes which i though you were supposed to do, it says there is not enough disk space. I already have 5 dos partitions on the hard drive (1 primary 1 extended split into 4 logical )and I still have 15gb free. But if i attempt to make a native linux partition with the mount point of say "/Linux" it will create the partition fine but the os wont install on that cause it says it needs a "/" partition. I have only installed linux a few times so im by no means an expert. Am i just being stupid and i dont know it? Can someone shed some light on this subject?

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by bruno.allaire In reply to Not Enough Disk Space?

hello
when you say you use linux 6.1, i suppose you mean RedHat 6.1 :
The main linux partition must be named '/' (without the quote). It's used to call it the 'root' partition. Then you must have a swap partition (around the size of your RAM), which act as the win386.swp file in ms-windows systems (virtual memory). And of course you have to format them. if you plan to use lilo, you'll need to create another small partition named /boot at the begining of your disk (inside the 1024 first cylinders) with a size between 15 and 50 Mo. this partition will contain the linux kernel file which is called by lilo (or by the floppy disk) at boot time.

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