Linux Installation on dual bootable

By Dottom ยท 6 replies
Jul 15, 2004
  1. Hi Friends, am new to Linux but have install it on a clean system before.
    My problem is this I want to install Linux on one partition of a systems that has Win xp on another partition, but the partition had been formated using fat 32, What can I do to install Linux on this fat 32 partition ?:confused:
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Convert that FAT32 partition to a Linux one, like ext3 or ReiserFS. Most new Linux distributions have installers that can do it automatically.
  3. Dottom

    Dottom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thnaks MIctlantecuhtli,

    How could I do that
  4. Dottom

    Dottom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what is ext3 or ReiserFS, are there Linux file system like Fat, Fat32 & NTFS
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

  6. Dottom

    Dottom TS Rookie Topic Starter

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    5. I have this problem when it is time for my system to copy file into installation directory of Linux....... this message comes up "An error occured transfering the install image to your hard disk drive, you are probably out of disk space" what does that suppose to mean I have almost 10 GB space for this installation
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11
    MD5 encrypted password
    Use XP's Disk Administrator to format the partition to FAT32 or NTFS.
    It means RH created a 8 MB partition to the beginning of the drive and tried to install the OS there. I think it's a bug in Disk Druid or the installer. I've solved it by creating Linux partitions manually with fdisk before installing the operating system (can be done with RH by booting to rescue mode).
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