Re: Oracle Enterprise Linux installation problem

From: joel garry <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:07:24 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>

On Jun 17, 2:30 pm, student4life <> wrote:
> Hello,
>  I followed instructions in
> After clicking on "next" in step 5, I got the following error message:
> "Could not allocate requested partitions:
> Partitioning failed: Could not allocate partitions as primary
> partitions.
> Not enough space left to create partition for /boot."
> My laptop consists of Window XP Home installed on C drive which has
> about 70G free, and a partitioned, empty (no OS installed) D drive
> which has about 20G free, and a backup "RECOVERY" E drive previously
> partitioned by Dell. I was hopping to get a dialog box asking for
> selection of the correct drive to install 'nux in during the
> installation process and at that point I would select drive D, but
> this step never came. Could someone explain what I was missing? TIA.
> I think this is a great user group, by the way. As a newbie, I found
> myself learning quite a bit by just reading comments/inputs from the
> experts on here to whom I like to express my gratitude. I hope someday
> I will know enough to contribute the same.

Welcome! I wrote a little mini-faq for newbies:

You can also contact the author of the instructions you followed, it sounds like you didn't see his step 7? I wouldn't know, I haven't tried it.


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Received on Wed Jun 17 2009 - 19:07:24 CDT

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