Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8222
Can't Make A FAT32 Partition With My Extra Disk Space With FDISK After I Instal Linux 6.01
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:40:26 EST
Before I installed Linux Red Hat 6.1 on my computer I had 2 Partitions
both were FAT32 and one was 5.8gb and the other was 11.2gb. Then when I
install Linux it said I need to make separate partitions for it so I had
to delete the 11.2gb one. After I deleted it I made a 3gb partition for
Linux and a 32mb swap partition for Linux. I know I still have about 8gb
left on my hardrive and I want to make that a partition for Windows but I
can't seem to do it. I've tried FDISK and it says this.
Fixed Disk Drive Status
Disk Drv Mbytes Free Usage
1 17406 100%
As you can see 5962+24+39+2008 does not add up to 17406. I want to make a
Fat32 parititon with the extra space that I have left and I can't seem to
assigned to installer
My guess is that you have assigned the 4 primary partitions that you are allowed
to have on an Intel machine. Look at the output of "fdisk -l /dev/hda"
(assumming that this is the master drive on the primary IDE chain, otherwise
substitute the appropriate device name)
If you see that partitions 1-4 are all "real" partitions, that is none of them
are of type "extended", then this is your problem. You need to create an
extended partition from one of the partition already there. This will allow you
to create a multitude of other partitions within the extended partition.
Reopen this bug if you continue to have problems after checking the existing
Would the extended partition take up space on the hardrive and how might I got
about doing this.