|Summary:||Cannot create Linux partition on drive with existing NTFS|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-04-19 19:44:02 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description David Lawrence 2000-04-19 14:28:11 UTC
I attempted to install RedHat 6.2 on my Dell Inspiron 3700 laptop that has a preexisting Windows 2000 NTFS partition. I can add a swap partition just fine, but when I attempt to add a Linux native partition, I get an error stating that the partition is too large. I attempted to specify a smaller partition, with the same results. I have tried everything from a 1Gb to 4+Gb partition size, and no luck. Interestingly enough, after I rebooted into Windoze, I now have an additional 0Mb logical partition (unformatted)... even after removing the swap and Linux native partitions. /-: I believe this was a problem under 6.1 as well and thought it had been fixed.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-04-19 19:44:59 UTC
This is definitely not the problem that you were seeing in 6.1. The problem which is causing this message with the 6.2 installation is that you are attempting to put the /boot partition outside of the 1024 cylinder limit. The installer is complaining because under this condition, you will not be able to boot linux. There are a couple of options that you can try. You can attempt to create a small partition (something like 16-32M) right at the end of the NTFS partition and assign this as root. This will work fine, depending on the size of the NTFS partition. In other words, as long as that new partition lies below the 1024 cylinder limit, this solution will work for you. Once you have that partition defined, you can create the other partitions that you would like on your system. If you are not going to be able to create a partition below the 1024 cylinder limit, then you are going to have to use a thrid-party utility to create space below this 1024 cylinder limit.
Comment 2 jszabo 2000-05-13 21:19:59 UTC
I read on freshmeat (4/26) that lilo 0.21.4.2 can go up to 2 TB Joe
Comment 3 Craig Kisely 2000-05-15 18:25:59 UTC
There seems to be an error... I am listed as the originator of this bug... but I was not. You may want to check and see if you can find the original reporter of this bug.