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Installing linux 6.1 standard edition

I attempted to install linux on my pentium II computer which already has windows 98.  I am using the bootdisk/cd rom option of redhat linux 6.1 for Intel computers.  It appears as though installation is going well until I select an install path. Whether I choose Gnome or KDE workstation I then enter the disk druid screen instead of Auto. Partitioning screen.  I have used Partion magic to create free space. What is the cause of this problem?
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ricksonCommented:
as i know if u install linux. first u must partition it. using partition magic.by creating linux native and linux swap and about the win 98 partition just left it. the boot from cd rom. now u have install it.by the way don't choose the disk druid(use for repartition(hard to use if u are newbie so it easy to use partition magic)). and choose the other beside disk druid.
****, i've forget the option. if u want more clear explanation write the option for me or u can refer to the help file.
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thefarsideAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, I don't have a choice on whether I go into Disk Druid.  Idealy if I choose GNOME or KDE workstation the following tasks are executed during installation:1) Creating Partitions 2) Formatting Partitions 3) Selecting and Installing Packages and 4) LILO configuration.  I have attempted to create partions using Disk Druid, but when I attempt create a partion for the root partion, (/), I get an error which reads "/          Boot partion too big". I feel as though the boot diskette is not being read properly by my computer
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joe_hCommented:
what partitions do you have on your hard drive?
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thefarsideAuthor Commented:
I have a 13GB harddrive and with Partition Magic I shrunk my FAT32 drive down to 9GB allowing 4 BG existing as free space.  According to the installation guide, during workstation class installation the following are partitions are created 1) A 64MB swap partition 2) A variable sized(dependent on available free space) root partition(mounted as / ) in which all other files are stored. 3) A 16MB partition (mounted as /boot) in which the Linux kernel and related files are stored.
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joe_hCommented:
The problem might be that your FAT32 partition occupies all cylinders below 1024. LILO has problems booting from partitions located above the 1024th cylinder. I'd suggest moving your FAT32 partition down by 16-17MB (using Partition Magic), thus leaving some space for /boot at the beginning of the drive. If the installation still does not proceed normally, I can tell you how to use the Disk Druid, it is not hard at all.
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peyto1Commented:
The installation guide is a little tricky. I had exactly the same problem. Try this.

1) Choose <Custom> instead of <GNOME Workstation> or <KDE Workstation>.  You can have much more freedom of choice in <CUSTOM>.

2) In <Creating Partitions>, DELETE EVERY partition EXCEPT the <Windows 98> partition. This is very important.

3) ADD <Swap> partition. It depends on your RAM size. If it is 64MB, choose 64MB as <SWAP>

4) ADD </ > (so called ROOT, but don't write any character after /  ,  just type  /  ) partition where all the RedHat files will be installed.  A minimu of 600 MB for Desktop, but more than 1GB is a safe bet for future use.

5) NEVER, NEVER, NEVER create </boot> partition.</boot> will not let you log on to Windows98 on the same disk.

6) When installation is completed and the system is rebooted, you'll see a black and white screen stopping temporarily at the wore <LILO>

7) Type <linux> to log on to RedHat or <dos> to Window98. The default is <linux>, so, if you don't type anything, it'll go to RedHat after a few seconds.

Good luck!
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peyto1Commented:
oh, in 7) type linux or dos. I just included < > for emphasis. Don't include < >.
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peyto1Commented:
Oh, one more thing.  If you choose windows/dos as your booting system, the system will go to Windows98 if you don't type anything at <LILO>.  So, decide which operating system you will use more frequently.
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