> in the installation of red hat linux, when ur in the "Current Disk
> Partitions" menu box, what does the hda1, hda5, hdc1, etc. mean? i'm
> assuming that it obviously has something to do with partitions on my
on the first controller. hdc and hdd are similar for the two drives on
the second controller.
The numbers are the actual partitions. So hda5 is partition 5 on the
primary drive on the primary controller (which must be a logical
partition, since it is > 4).
hdc1 *is* a partition. Possibly it takes up your entire drive.Quote:> also, when i try to create a "Linux Native" partition of about 150 MB,
> (in the hdc1 drive) i get a message saying that it couldn't create the
> requested partition because there wasn't enough disk space. (This is
> supposed to be an empty unformatted 1.2 GB drive).
Probably related to the above. If you don't have existing data on one ofQuote:> When i try to make a "Linux Swap" partition in the same hdc1 drive and
> making the allowable drives only hdc and not hda and hdc; it makes a
> swap partition in the hda drive. how come?
the drives, you probably want to re-partition it to make one partition
the exact size you want for your swap space. Then during installation
you should be able to tell it the exact partition you want to use for
swap. (If you're building a high-performance system, you might want to
put a swap partition of each of your physical drives.)