Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60366
I cannot make partitions
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 46700 [details]
The txt i saved to floppy when the error message appeared
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
Yep, what Phil said :)
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