Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57581
could not allocate requested partitions at primary partitions
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Problem occurs after 3.11 automatic partioning
2.Copying Python error
3.Download update disk
Actual Results: no response
Could you give some more information on how to cause the problem, and include
any error output as well?
I want to send an attachment, but your webpage is not availebale at this
moment. I will send it as soon as it is working again.
Created attachment 41047 [details]
The traceback should contain a lot more information than that -- could you
attach the complete traceback along with a description of the partitioning of
the disk before you attempted installation and what your target partitioning was
to look like?
To answer your first question:The traceback contains no more information than I
sent you through the attachment. So I can't give you more information about
To answer your second question:
Automatic partioning (choise:keep all partitions and use existing free space).
Drive HDE: ST313021A-12417MB.
To answer your third question:
/dev/hde1 6313MB VFAT
/dev/hde2 6197MB EXTENDED
/Dev/hde5 6197MB VFAT
Free 8MB FREE SPACE.
This is all the information I can give at this moment.
I hope you can do something with it.
I'm waiting for your answer.
Frans van Dijk.
So you're saying you tried to do autopartitioning with initially only 8
megabytes of free space on your hard disk?
Well, that's what the Red Hat installation says, but my C drive has still 1,99
Gigabytes and my D drive even 4,75 Gigabytes! So this has to be enough disk
space for installing Linux. So what am I doing wrong? Do I have to format my C
and D drive and reonstall Windows 98, so that I'm able to install Linux the
Yes, but that's not free space. Free space refers to unpartitioned space. You
need to manually partition and remove the partition which you don't want to use
and follow the partitioning instructions in the installation guide.