dual boot, error: boot partition too large

setup: 1 harddrive
installed Nt server 4 with c partition = 2 gigs, e partition = 12 gigs.
on the remaining unformatted 4 gigs I want to install redhat 6.1.

when I get to the part in the installation where i need to partition, the 2 window partition come up as not set. From here I am confused.

I set 1 as /c partition and the other as /e, the filesystem says hpfs. the problem is when I try to make /boot, I use 16 megs on linux native, but then I get the error: boot parttion too large.  

How do I get around this?

Or should I install linux first then windows NT?
unomateoAsked:
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biardCommented:
You need to have the Linux partition within the first 8.4 gigs of the drive, preferably first on the drive in front of windows.
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biardCommented:
Although with NT, I think it has to be first (the 2 gig) and then the Linux part, and then the remaining 12 gigs.
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aa0naCommented:
I have linux as my first partiton (one 2G) and then NT4 workstation (2G) as my second.  I installed NT first and then Linux.  I had to edit the lilo.conf by hand to tell it to look at hda2 to boot NT.  Works fine.  Note Linux is all in one partition.
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ricksonCommented:
try to resize the partition, make it more large same as winnt. i suggest by using the partition magic in partition it.just make the partition in partition magic by creating native and swap. then just install linux from the boot disk.(it's easy if u have make a partition on it and have the compatible hardware.)
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