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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Kicken Wing, Jan 29, 2003.

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  1. Kicken Wing

    Kicken Wing Thread Starter

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    I want to install linux on a new computer can anyone help?
     
  2. linuxmav

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    Well can you be anymore vague, what version, what do u need help with; narrow it down here buddy
     
  3. Kicken Wing

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    I just put back together an old computer and I'm wanting to install Linux on it. I've down loaded Red Hat and put it on a CD. The old computer has a formated hard drive. When I'm insalling it the set up tells me that there is no partition to install on. So I slected fdisk and it keeps taking me to a screen where I have to imput a mount point. Since I didn't know what a mount point was I slected autopartition and on that same screen it says in the mount point part that its not applicable. So I slect that partition and slect ok and it tells me that there is no partition to install on. I do realize that this is probably way over my head but that's the way I learn. I just can't figure out how to get over this hump. If anyone could help I sure would be greatfull.
     
  4. pvc9

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    How old is the HDD? Hope its in a working condition. If you formatted the disk, is it formatted as FAT or NTFS or EXT3? What is the file system?

    Try it this way, delete all existing partitions and start the installation of Linux, select the free space on the HDD to install Linux and use the Auto-partition feature. See if that helps.
     
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