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Partitioning with disk druid and disk space requied.

Insu Kim
Honored Contributor

Partitioning with disk druid and disk space requied.

Can anybody tell me how much space at least I need to install redhat linux 7.0 in the system ?

And I have one disk drive loading Windows 2000 Professional and I'd like to install redhat linux on the same drive.
3.0GBytes are currently unallocated and I want to setup linux on that area.
When I'm in setup process, disk druid said "error! there's no space....."

Do i have to partition unallocated space as linux native, linux swap with application "partion magic" ?
I'm totally new to redhat linux.

Thank you for your help.
Never say "no" first.
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Bryce Dunn
Valued Contributor

Re: Partitioning with disk druid and disk space requied.

if you are going to do a custom install (which you need to do if you want to preserve your windows 2000 installation) then you must create the partitions yourself. The minimum that you require would be a /boot partition in the first 1023 cyleders of the drive, a / partition and a swap partition.

If you are going to be using 30Gb then it would be better to create proper file systems, (eg separate partitions for /home, /usr, /tmp etc)

If you do the custom install and select packages manually you can keep your install size quite small.
Jeffrey S. Sims
Trusted Contributor

Re: Partitioning with disk druid and disk space requied.

The requirements for RedHat 7.0 is as follows:

Minimum Requirements:
32MB RAM
500MB hard disk space
bootable CD-ROM drive or 3-1/2" floppy drive

Recommended* workstation requirements:
64MB RAM
1.2GB hard disk space
bootable CD-ROM drive or 3-1/2" floppy drive

Recommended* server requirements:
64MB RAM
600MB hard disk space
bootable CD-ROM drive or 3-1/2" floppy drive

Follow the partition suggestions given above and you should be ok.