Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61630
Installation Of Red Hat Linux
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:04 EDT
Description of Problem:
Hi, I am trying to install Red Hat Linux for the first time. I am having
difficulty though! ? I am brand new to linux, and have never used it before,
so if you reply, can you please list the step by step process required to fix
I get up to the partiton screen, when it asks me if I want to partion the hard
drive or not..and I select no..I already have it partioned. (I have been
reading other articles on this and it seems as if linux requires three
partitons?? /boot, / , and <swap> ??)
It then ends up on a screen that I can't get past.
It looks like:
+ - /dev/hda
| |-/dev/hda1 1 3738 29322 vfat NO
| +-/dev/hda2 3739 7476 29322 extended
| |_ /dev/hda5 3739 7476 29322 vfat NO
|_ /dev/hdb1 1 7476 58643 NTFS/HPFS NO
As you can see I have two hard drives. The first drive, Drive A, has a partion
on it. The partition makes this drive into 2 29Gb hard drives. Windows 98 is
installed on the first. The second (hda5??) is where I left space to install
Linux. The Second drive (hdb1??) contains Windows XP Pro, and is in NTFS
It is this screen where I am becoming unstuck. What do I need to do in order
to keep installing Linux?
Any Help is appreiciated! Thanks
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RedHat Linux version 7.2
I have a friend who has helped me out with this issue. The way I got around it
was to remove the extended and vfat partitons using FDISK.
Then when I installed it again, Linux saw the space and created the partions
Works well now!