Need to install red hat linux on existing windows vista OS as dual boot


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Need to install red hat linux on existing windows vista OS as dual boot

HI ALL,

I need to install linux on already existing windows vista OS.
I tried to install linux,am getting error while creating patitions,

i)selected manula patition with grude option..
after that when i m selecting free space to create mount points,
its giving error
"could not allocate requested partitionsSmilieartition failed:could not allocate partitions as primary partions".

Please help me ..how to proceed with the installation..

Thanks
Jack
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Jack,

Can you list down your partitions including partitions of Windows?

Cheers
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Partition table would be very helpful.

Also keep in mind you can't have more than 4 primary partitions, some vendor PC's (Dell etc) have a hidden primary partition as well.
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