Hello all. I've finally decided to get linux onto my laptop, and predictably its not going smoothly. I'm pretty new to running my own linux system as i've previously had administrators to sort out problems(!). Prior to starting the installation I spent a long time reading up on the process and decided to do a dual boot with XP.
So using partition magic i set up a 20Gb ntfs partition for windows, set aside 35Gb for Fedora8, and the remaining 105Gb as a FAT32 partition for data.
issue with the F8 installation process is that anaconda hangs if i choose the graphical installation, but seeing as i could do it in the text based installer i wasn't too bothered.
issue is that I can not set up more than one linux partition. if i ask the installation to make the default configuration in the free space it comes up with a 'partitioning error' message and claims there is not enough space for the partitions (which isn't true!). If I try to do a custom configuration, it will only let me make one ext3 partition - "/". the same error message appears when i make a swap, /boot, or other partition.
so i proceeded with the installation with a 35Gb "/" partition and it went ok, except that after the installation on the 'firstboot', the X server didn't get loaded (third
issue). I read about making a new configuration file to sort this, but when following the instructions to /usr/X11R6...... to find the file, the X11R6 folder wasn't there, or anywhere else in the system! X system was definitely highlighted in the package install list.
So if anyone has any insight into either of these problems I'd be grateful for any help! cheers