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Hi there. I am currently trying to install RedHat Linux onto my 30GB hard drive that is in my other PC. At the moment, when I come to the partition ...
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    RedHat Linux 9.0 - Partitioning Failure


    Hi there.

    I am currently trying to install RedHat Linux onto my 30GB hard drive that is in my other PC. At the moment, when I come to the partition area of RH9 install, it announces 'Read/Write error to /dev/hda' or something similar, I tried a Windoze fdisk, and it says 'Unable to read Disk 1!'.

    I am wondering whether any Linux user could help me with my dilemma.

    Thank you very much.

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    are you donig automatic partitioning and how many partitions do you have in your hd?

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    No, I am doing manual partitioning, and I have no idea how many partitions there are, as someone gave me the drive.

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    a good program i found was QTParted. It came with Yoper and its quick and easy to use. I think there are other ways to initialize the program but it does come on the yoper iso download and it is graphical. It is easy, you can choose from many filesystem types and you can resize and move partitions safetly

    hope i can help
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcairns
    No, I am doing manual partitioning, and I have no idea how many partitions there are, as someone gave me the drive.
    when doing manual it should tell you the partition scheme...so check to see how many partitions are there

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    the number of partitions that were on the disk before dont really matter if a friend gave it to you and you are gonna install over all of it, just pick a scheme you want, and you can overwrite all the old partitions....
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    but if he is trying to keep existing partitions and the limit of partitions has been reached it is possible to get the error message....

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    I can't even get to the main part, all RedHat tells me is that there is a Read/Write error to the drive.

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