Bug 57581 - could not allocate requested partitions at primary partitions
could not allocate requested partitions at primary partitions
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-12-16 13:13 EST by Frans van Dijk
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-15 17:19:19 EST
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2001-12-19 12:21 EST, Frans van Dijk
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Description Frans van Dijk 2001-12-16 13:13:05 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; MSOCD; 

Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Problem occurs after 3.11 automatic partioning
2.Copying Python error
3.Download update disk

Actual Results:  no response

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-12-17 14:28:00 EST
Could you give some more information on how to cause the problem, and include
any error output as well?
Comment 2 Frans van Dijk 2001-12-18 12:06:49 EST
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.

Comment 3 Frans van Dijk 2001-12-19 12:21:08 EST
Created attachment 41047 [details]
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Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-02 16:28:19 EST
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?
Comment 5 Frans van Dijk 2002-01-03 12:48:49 EST
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

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.

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-15 16:40:26 EST
So you're saying you tried to do autopartitioning with initially only 8
megabytes of free space on your hard disk?
Comment 7 Frans van Dijk 2002-01-15 17:19:14 EST
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 
proper way? 

Thanks, Frans.
Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-21 20:34:39 EST
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.

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