need help installing red hat enterprise server 3 with text version of disk druid
Posted on 2009-03-31
I need help installing CentOS-3.9 which is the redistribution of Linux Red Hat Enterprise Server 3
formerly know as Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 3.
I already have 2 OSes on my machine. They dual-boot without any problems.
When the machine boots I get the windows vista bootloader with the options to boot Vista or Windows Server 2003.
It's a 320GB internal hard disk drive.
There's 180GB of free space for linux.
I couldn't use the graphical interface to get the disk druid setup because of an unknown monitor probe so I'm using the text interface at the Disk Druid screen.
This is what I see:
Device Start End Size Type Mount Point
Free Space 1 1 0M Free Space
sda1 1 192 1500M ntfs
Free Space 192 192 0M Free Space
sda2 192 12355 95414M ntfs
sda3 12356 13630 10001M ntfs
sda4 13631 19457 45708M ntfs
Free Space 19458 43778 190774M Free Space
i want to add a 5GB root partition on the 190774M free space.
I have the options New Edit Delete so im trying new
this is what I see on the screen
Mount Point (i put "/" )
file system type
choice of ext2 or ext3 (default) (i leave it on ext3)
physical volume (LVM)
Allowable Drives: sda
Size (MB) I enter 5120 (for 5GB)
Fill maximum size of (MB) with option to enter an amount starting with 1
Fill all available space ( i check this one)
Force to be a primary partition ( i check this)
i get the message "could not allocate requested partitions: Partitions failed: could not allocate partitions as primary partitions
i want to be able to install linux and have it appear in the boot list when the machine starts along with the other 2 OS ( i think i can do this with my current boot loader on vista bcp but wouldn't mind using grub or LILO)
I'm new to this so im not sure what to do.