fc-10/windows xp installation

Markku Kolkka markkuk at tuubi.net
Fri Sep 4 11:44:30 UTC 2009

pete b. kirjoitti viestissään (lähetysaika perjantai, 4. 
syyskuuta 2009):
> windows-xp already exists using 26GB of 80GB on the HD.

Does that mean that you (a) have a 26GB WIndows partition and the 
rest of the disk as unpartitioned space, or that  (b) you have a 
80GB Windows partition occupying the whole drive and 26GB of 
files on it?

> 1. Could not allocate requested partitions. Not enough space
> left to create partition for /boot.

Looks like option (b) is the right answer to the question above. 
Unused space inside your Windows partition (or "drive" to use 
the wrong and confusing Windows terminology) isn't free space 
usable for Linux installation. You need unpartitioned free 
space, created by shrinking the Windows partition.

 Markku Kolkka
 markku.kolkka at iki.fi

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