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Old 12-27-2008
Need to install red hat linux on existing windows vista OS as dual boot


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 to proceed with the installation..

# 2  
Old 12-30-2008

Can you list down your partitions including partitions of Windows?

# 3  
Old 01-05-2009
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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