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I'm currenyly running Win98.  I recently bought Red Hat Linux 6.2 and Partition Magic 4.0. I put the partiton before the 1024th cylinder and allocated 2000mb for Linux then set it as active. When it rebooted I had the start-up disk in and it started to run.  Right when I got to the part when I chose which installation, I chose Custom, it stopped and said "An error has occured, no valid devices were found on which to create new file systems.  Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem."  What does this mean and how can I fix it?  Thx to anyone who replies.

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So, what hardware do you have? Is it some special kind of of harddrive or ide/scsi card? Promise66 perhaps?
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Apparently, your partition table was not updated properly. Try to use fips20 to partition your hard disk instead of Partion Magic 4.0 to partion your live disk. Please run a DEFRAG on your Win 98 hard drive completely BEFORE you try to partition your hard disk. This will ensure that your data and free space is allocated in one place. THis is very important. PLEASE DO NOT RUN DEFRAG on or windows partion AFTER linux is installed. This will ruin you linux setup and data.
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