[ILUG] Disk Druid Question
Smith, Graham - Computing Technician
Graham.Smith at it-tallaght.ie
Thu Sep 20 17:07:48 IST 2001
Disk Druid can do some very weird things, i'd highly recommend
you use something more generic such as fdisk (or partition magic
if you need something a bit more user friendly).
fdisk will do exactly what you tell it to do without any unnecessary
argument. I found fdisk very clunky at first but now i wouldnt use anything
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From: Richard Eibrand [mailto:richard.eibrand at dit.ie]
Sent: 20 September 2001 16:55
To: ILUG at linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] Disk Druid Question
I am trying to install Redhat 7.1 on my machine, but I am having problems
with Disk Druid.
The hd is a maxtor 20Gb, with 2048 Cylinders.
I can set up swap, fine for a while.
Then I can set up /home, stays fine.
Then when I want to set up /, it tells me that there is a problem as '/ is
I read the Redhat guide, and it says that if want to set up a / partition
and use the remaining disk space
I have to set up a /boot partition of at least 16mb, which I always do
Now, when I have done this two things happen.
The space I allocated for swap is removed, and I am told that there is no
remaining free primary...
The /boot section is not allocated either and complains about the disk
having more than 1024 cylinders.
But when the two above things have happened, / has been successfully
The other two partitions on the disk are NTFS for a win2k install.
Does anybody know what is happening, and how I can make it stop bugging the
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
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