[CentOS] SOLVED: Re: Partioning Error: Dual Boot, WinXP & CentOS5, 27 GB Free space; my error is?

John Bowden j-alan at btconnect.com
Mon Nov 26 01:31:26 UTC 2007

On Monday 26 November 2007 01:15:19 Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On 25 November 2007, John Bowden j-alan at btconnect.com wrote:
> <snip>
> >I think the problem is that you can only have 4 Primary partitions on a
> > disk. If you to convert one of the NTFS partitions to an extended
> > partition, with the NTFS partition inside it. Personally, if you want to
> > keep the 4 drive letters in windoz, I would back up the whole disk ("in
> > case"), set up the disk with 1 Primary NTFS partition and an extended
> > Partition with the other 3 NTFS partitions inside it. Leave the free
> > space as free space and let the CentOS installer to use the free space as
> > it sees fit
> John: THANK YOU! That was it! I blew it away with QtParted and in a
> few minutes,
> I had it correct. The attention to detail was lacking on that box. I
> got the other 2 boxes
> up and running, without this frustration. Hopefully they are
> partitioned correctly. CentOS
> is now installing on that box.  :-)
> Lanny
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I'm glad to help. I'm new to CentOS, playing around with my first install at 
the moment. I have played around with partitions and file systems though and 
thought that might have been your problem.

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