Making Patition with FDISK

I go to fdisk to make a partition and there is no option for edit.  It wont let me make the partition.  I did it in my old system but i am trying to set it up in my new one.  Also when i stick the linux cd in the cdrom and go through the setup it gets to the point where it asks if the files are on local cdrom or harddrive.  I choose local cdrom and it gives me a error that it cant mount the cdrom.  I didnt have any of this trouble in my old system.  Whats going on with it.
patrickhinckleAsked:
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DeadLaxinCommented:
Try Re-Partitoning the drive to FAT32, then delete the partition and try the Linux swap and native.
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patrickhinckleAuthor Commented:
Its already fat32.  I dont want to destroy the dos partition i have already.  I just want to create a new one.  Then erase it so linux can detect the empty space and install on it.  Before all i did was use edit in fdisk and do it and it worked perfectly.  For some reason on this system the edit feature is gone.  
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psimationCommented:
use fips (on your redhat cd under /dosutils.
With fips you can create a new partition out of the free space of your existing partition.
Regarding the cd-rom, I ran into the same thing once, the fastest way to fix it in the end, is to copy the redhat cd to your hd, say c:\redhat
then boot with the cd and tell it to look for the files on the hd, /redhat.
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patrickhinckleAuthor Commented:
Sounds like a plan.  thanks for the Info
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