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Re: disk druid - partition error



Noel Woo wrote:
> 
> hi guys,
> 
> installing linux in pc with win95. when adding (ADD) / error message is
> "BOOT PARTITION TOO BIG" and BOOT PARTITION UNALLOCATED.
> 
> Please help, thanks in advance for any help.

Try making a small ext2 partition (~5M) first and
set the mountpoint as "/boot". Your root "/" partition
is going past the 1024th cylinder so LILO cannot access
the kernel to boot (BIOS is the problem, newest version
of LILO should fix this, and be in RedHat 6.3/7.0, it's
in rawhide already)

If that doesn't work.
Look at the boot log and see the size of the disk.
Boot to text mode ands use <ALT>+<F2> for a prompt
or use <CTRL>+<ALT>+<F2> from the X install.
then type dmesg and look for a line like:

hda: IBM-DTTA-351010, 9671MB w/466kB Cache, CHS=19650/16/63

Post that, the BIOS settings for the drive,
and the size of the windows partition(s).

	-Thomas



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