Ask the Expert

Partitioning on a Win98 workstation

I am trying to install Red Hat Linux 9 Fedora on a Win98-based workstation which has two drives. The master drive has about 6 GB left on it. I have a slave drive that has about 4 GB. When it comes to auto-partitioning, the install just keeps complaining, stating that it could not partition the drives. I try manual partitioning, but the system freezes. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be highly appreciated.

Requires Free Membership to View

Try a package like Partition Expert from Acronis, or Partition Magic. This will enable you to define an EXT or Reiser partition and then you can move forward with the install.

This was first published in March 2004

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: