Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60609
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of Problem:
Am trying to install redhat linux 7 without partitioning. Currently running Win
98 which I dont want to loose. Hard drive is 15Gb with about 7Gb free space.
During the installation process I get to a point where I specify automatic
partitioning. I then get an error message saying
"Could not allocate requested partitions:
Partitioning failed : could not allocate partitions as primary partitions."
I am then thrown nito the manual partitioning screen. What do I do ?
Prior to the above I ran fips from CDRom at the DOS prompt, but this only
allocated me a 7Mb partition (!), and it would not give me the option to modify
the partition size.
I have included the bug code as a attachment. I selecetd the setup component
out of desparation - I have no idea if this is related to my problem.
Your soonest attention would be greatly appreciated.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 47180 [details]
Copy of bug problem given by redhat installation process
This is because you don't have any free, unpartitioned space on your drive and
so autopartioning fails, but allows you to go on without reviewing the
partitioning results. Fixed in the update disk to force you to make
partitioning decisions when this occurs (dupe of another few bugs)