|i chose the personal desktop install(should i choose workstation instead?) when i get to the partitioning step, automatic partition appears that it will wipe my entire disk, so i chose the "manual partition with Disk Druid". i choose my 5gb partition and i receive the error message "You have not defined a root partition (/), which is required for installation of Red Hat Linux to continue"
ok. i was asumming that you had partition your drive with partition magic, but it doesn't look the case.
you need to use Partition Magic firts!
if you are using win2000 or XP you will need Partition Magic version 6.0 or 7.0
you need to do this:
1 obtain a copy of Partition Magic . Yo can buy at the store ( sshh or do a warez: google partition magic 6.0 warez. you didn't hear thta from me)
2 defrag your drive completely using the windows utility
3 start partition magic and *resize* your partition to a smaller size.
4 use the free space you just created to make a new partition (all this steps in windows). you can use any file system you want. recommend ext2 (linux).
5 insert the Redhat CD in your computer and wait for the installation instructions.
the next steps are a little trick
6 choose the partition you made and just installed everything in one partition with ext3.
the reason is that you need ext3 to be able to use the automatic partition of redhat. this will format the partition to ext3 (just in case it was not ext3). after you see that it has been formated, abort the installation (power off the PC) and reinitialize the Redhat instalation.
7 choose automatic partition and GO Go
the world is yours!
Mandrake would have done all this for you. But Redhat is not really that freindly yet.