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Re: FW: Partitioning problem!! (solution)

hi puneet
your fdisk dump shows tht your fat32 partition is not actually a partion it is a logical
drive under your extended partition and for linux you need one primary partitions to make
all the logical partitions needed for linux subsystem. come around for your prob is
delete your extended first and create a new extended needed for your windows and leave
the rest as unpartioned now partition the unpartitioned thru linux's fdisk and you ll
make it. If you have some imp data one your second win2k partition and can not back it up
then resize tht extended partition thru fips or some third party tool and proceed i think
resizing can be done thru win2k now a days look for it in administrative tools. 

hope you ll get over it thru above mentioned solution

happy linuxing!!!


 --- Puneet Parashar <puneet_parashar@xxxxxxxx> wrote: > 
> Hi everyone!
> i have to install RH 7.0 on my machine- PIII with 256MB RAM and 10GB
> HDD. The HDD is partitioned into three - Two Win2K NTFS partitions and a
> third FAT32 formatted (but vacant) partition. The third parttion is
> about 3.9GB. 
> I tried to install RH7 into the third partition after deleting it and
> creating the following:
> 1) 80MB /boot
> 2) 500MB /swap partition
> 3) remaining as /root
> but disk druid gives an error: can't create swap partition: no primary.
> What does this means?
> Also, i tried looking at the partition table with fdisk. fdisk shows me
> 4 partitions as:
> Device    Boot    Start    End    Blocks    Id    System
> /tmp/hda1  *        1        383    3076416  7        HPFS/NTFS
> /tmp/hda2            384    766    3076447+   5     Extended
> /tmp/hda3            767    1215    3606592+  c    Win 95 FAT 32 (LBA)
> /tmp/hda5            384     766    3076416    7        HPFS/NTFS
> Why does fdisk shows 4 partitions when there are 3 and how come both
> hda2 and hda5 are at the same cylinder (is it telling me that the
> logical drive hda5 is mounted on physical extended partition hda2 but
> the blocks are different!)
> Please help. How can i create the swap partition on my machine?
> Regards,
> Puneet Parashar
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