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Re: any idea what this is all about



sorry rich
this was happening after xp was installed and a unallocated area was
left on the drive for linux to use
the drive was broken up as follows:
16mb for bootdrive: fat32
120gb for winxp: ntfs
37gb empty for linux
i boot from cd, everything goes well until the screen to partition the
drive;
if i select remove all linux partitions, or
keep all partitions and use freespace, 
then the error comes up
if i select delete all partitions 
i can go through and  load fc3 fine no problems at all
this machine had dual xp and fc2 on it but we were force to do a total
reload from an xp virus which made xp unbootable
both xp and fc3 will load singlely but that error comes up when i try to
set up dual boot
i have changed drives and the exact error comes on the new drive as well
at the same time in the load sequence
they are sata drives, 160gb
thanks for any thoughts on the matter
david




On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 17:26, Rich Burroughs wrote:
> david wrote:
> > any ideas how to get around this and create the partitions
> > i have tried to create them in xp, partition magic 8 and still get this
> > error
> > not sure what to make of it all
> > thanks for any help
> > this is on a amd 2800+ 64bit with 160gb sata hdd on vt8237 chipset
> 
> Hi David,
> 
> I'm not sure where you're at in the process from reading your message. 
> It would be good to have a lot more details about what's happening, like:
> 
> What exactly were you doing when you got those messages? That's while 
> FC3 is booting, or are you not getting that far?
> 
> You did the FC3 install without troubles? You installed XP first?
> 
> This is a SCSI drive you're installing on?
> 
> You resized the XP partition so it didn't use up the entire drive? It's 
> NTFS?
> 
> 
> Rich
> 


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