Bug 60366 - I cannot make partitions
I cannot make partitions
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-02-26 15:13 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-26 18:07:08 EST
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The txt i saved to floppy when the error message appeared (29.10 KB, text/plain)
2002-02-26 15:17 EST, Need Real Name
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Description Need Real Name 2002-02-26 15:13:29 EST
Description of Problem:
I cannot make partitions.I used at first automatic partitions and then druid 
partitioning ... and the same message appeared : "Partitioning failed : Could 
not allocate partitions as primary partitions"
I have a 40 gb hdd Seagate Barracuda 133 : 2 fat32 partitions of 20 gb each
I have 5 gb free space on c:\ and 5gb on d:\
I attached the txt i saved to floppy when that message appeared  

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Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-02-26 15:17:04 EST
Created attachment 46700 [details]
The txt i saved to floppy when the error message appeared
Comment 2 Phil Knirsch 2002-02-26 18:06:45 EST
Changing report to anaconda (which is the installer).

From the description though i suspect that you simply don't have any partition
space left on your harddrive, which makes is rather difficult to add a Linux
partition to it. It is not enough to have free disk space on your FAT32
partitions, you need real disk space that is not part of any partition.

So you either need to shrink you partitions or completely repartition your
drive, or, simplest, buy another harddrive and install Red Hat on that one ;-).

Read ya, Phil
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-02-26 19:27:32 EST
Yep, what Phil said :)
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2002-02-27 11:35:13 EST
ok i understood what u said ... tell me please is it safe to make a partition 
with partition magic 6?
cause i don't want to lose my data 
thx for answering

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