fedora dual boot issues
I am trying to install fedora along windows 2003 and Freebsd but it won't let me install it.
Here is the layout of my drive /dev/hda
/dev/hda1 --> extended
/dev/hda5 --> vfat
/dev/hda2 --> ntfs
/dev/hda3 --> bsd
The rest is free space about 15 gb
I have tried a couple of things. Auto partitioning the free space does not work. It says something about not being able to allocate the partition.
I tried manual partitioning.
100 mb for /boot
756 mb for swap
and the rest for /
Same kind of error appears after I specified /. Also tried reversing the order but it does not work.
I was able to do this with RH9 and windows XP. Any ideas?
i would be very suspicous of win2003...
can u run fsck on blank space? im not sure if this would work but a disk problem could cause partitioning to fail.
also try the manual partition thing again but leave like 2 mb unused at the end of the drive.
Switch to VT 2 (Ctrl+Alt+F2) and try using fdisk to partition the drive. Even if it doesn't work, it is likely to yield a more usable error message.
You don't use dynamic drives with Win2k3, right?
I tried Hellmasker's suggestion but that did not do the trick.
My win2k3 uses the standard basic disk. I will give your suggestion a go.
I seem to remember somewhere way back in my mind that you can only have a certain number of partitions per drive... I might have made that up, however...
probably true but its more than 4-5, ive got like 12 and it runs fine.
Upon further research I found that redhat limits the number of partitions to 16, but that doesn´t apply in your case.... sorry...
Have you used any partition utility or program to partition your drive?? Like partition magic or something?? I got really weird problems one time when i had used it....