Re: Oracle Enterprise Linux installation problem

From: Shakespeare <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 07:22:36 +0200
Message-ID: <4a39cf1e$0$189$>

John Hurley schreef:
> On Jun 17, 5:30 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.

> You really do not have enough space with 20 gig on D to install both
> an OS and oracle software and get a database up and running
> adequately.
> You just might be able to get it running ... perhaps ... if you really
> know what you are doing.
> It's pretty dangerous doing the dual boot thing unless you are pretty
> knowledgeable ... a better choice might be getting a separate drive
> and putting just the other drive in your laptop while you are
> experimenting. You are less likely to shoot yourself in the foot that
> way.

You might try vmware server (free product) or vmware workstation (not free, but comes with a trial key) and install within your 70 Gb free space.

Shakespeare Received on Thu Jun 18 2009 - 00:22:36 CDT

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