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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?
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unomateoAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question.
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.
Although with NT, I think it has to be first (the 2 gig) and then the Linux part, and then the remaining 12 gigs.
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.
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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