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Not Enough 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. 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 oswont 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 plg6 In reply to Not Enough Space?

Hi!

Since you already have Windows ME and BeOS on there it might be getting cramped for space. You have to have free disk space to put Linux in, i.e., unallocated to any other O/S.

Two ways to go off the top:

1) recommended - get a second hard disk and use Linux just on that, leaving Win and BeOS for the first disk. Keeps things cleanest that way. With decent sized disks around $100 or so - not too costly anymore.

2) get a utility like Partition Magic. This will allow you to resize existing partitions and create Linux ext2 partitions directly. I've used this successfully on this computer. The retail cost of PM isn't that much lower than a 2nd hard disk, though and things *can* get messed up during a reconfiguration process. PM does give the advantage of resizing space - if you find you need more room for Linux or Win you can change the shared space between them. This assumes you're using BeOS under Win - I don't think PM will recognize native BeOS partitions - though it may see such as a non-identifiable space.

Trust this helps.

Best,

Patrick

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by Ladin In reply to Not Enough Space?

Thanks anyways but I still have 15gb free on the hard drive.

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by Ladin In reply to Not Enough Space?

Actually, I still have 15gb of Free space.

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