> i tried to install red hat 6.1 on my computer.. i have paritition my
> harddrive, so that i have a partition that's dedicate to linux.. the
> program is when ever i entered the red hat's naming partition screen(i'm
> not sure if i had the right name.. anyway, it's the windows that let you
> select the size i want to allocate for different linux partitions e.g.
> root, ..etc..you get the idea..). i tried to allocate 1 gig to the root
> directory, but the installer always give me an error and it only allows me
> to allocate anysize that's bigger than 2 gig.. does red hat really need 2
> gig for root file? is there anyway to set the root size to less than 2 gig?
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No Red Hat 6.1 doesn't need even 1GB for root. I used less than a
200MB partition for / and then 900MB for /usr since this is where most
of your programs will go and a couple of other partitions none of
which were more than 400MB except for /pub which I set at 3000MB or
approx 3GB for any downloads and then just yesterday I moved the mount
point of /pub to /home/ftp/pub for an ftp server.
When you partitioned your hard drive did you forget to delete the
partition that you made for linux?? Linux will format and partition
the space during the install. Use DOS fdisk and delete the partition
you set aside for linux. Linux doesn't overwrite another OS so if the
partition is a DOS partition then you have no space for linux.
example: windoz partition has full disk:
you cut into 2 partitions but both are still DOS/windoz partitions
If you try to install Linux where can it write to? DOS/windoz still
control the disk.
Now delete the second partition with fdisk, this will free that space
and give linux that space to write to.
Hope this helps!
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