Post by Sunil Dravid » Fri, 16 Oct 1998 04:00:00

I have a PC with 2 partitions ( a 2 GB DOS-32 and a 12.5 GB NTFS partition).
I have about 1.5GB free space for the UNIX partition. I start the
installation from the boot disk and get to the point of creating a unix
partition with the interactive fdisk option. I enter the partition number(in
this case I have 3 and 4 taken so I have to pick 2) and the starting track
number for the UNIX partition. I specify the size in tracks for the 1.5 GB.
At this point it keeps giving the message invalid entry. I have tried this
with several numbers for the partition size but it doesn't work.

I tried the "Use rest of the disk for Unix" option and it keeps giving a
memory fault-core cumped error.
The partition table currently has 2 partitions.
The DOS-32 is the active partition and is number 3(starts at 1 and ends at
66554) and the NT partition is the inactive partition and is number 4(starts
at 66555 and ends at 473024)
The message at the bottom of the table says total disk size 261120
tracks(with 256 reserved master root and diagnostics)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Sunil Dravida.



Post by Lucky Leavel » Fri, 16 Oct 1998 04:00:00

First, what release of SCO are you trying to install?

Second, the Installation Guide clearly indicates that there MUST be enough
space below 1024 cylinders for the boot filesystem (or the entire root fs
if an older release). Barring any more specific information, I would guess
that would be the first place to check.

Finally, a more descriptive "Subject:" line would also help.

Thank you,

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