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#1 2010-02-10 09:02:20

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[Solved] Partition help:not possible to create more than 4 primaries

"It is not possible to create more than 4 primary partitions. If you want more partitions you should first create an extended partition"

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#2 2010-02-10 09:17:41

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Re: [Solved] Partition help:not possible to create more than 4 primaries

I set up my drive as a huge extended, put 3 blocks for distros, 1 block for shared media and a block for swap. All within that extended partition. Do a Google image search for gparted or partiion scheme and what not. There should be quite a few screens of multi-boot windows/ linux set ups.

Did you try to setting up an extended partition in that empty space then makeing it FAT32? I don't think you can move a primary into an extended, but they should share an extended just fine.

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#3 2010-02-10 09:23:48

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#4 2010-02-10 09:29:42

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Re: [Solved] Partition help:not possible to create more than 4 primaries

ntfs-3g should be able to mount/read/write to a ntfs partition which is installed, i dont think you should move the 100mb partition to an extended cause it could break windows 7 since i think its a backup of boot files. you can try creating a extended partition and share it between windows and linux, i would think primary/extended wouldnt matter.

maybe try the ntfs-config package to be able to read your partitions you already have and not create a spare.

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#5 2010-02-10 09:33:59

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#6 2010-02-10 09:44:20

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#7 2010-02-10 09:57:32

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#8 2010-02-10 10:10:44

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#9 2010-02-10 12:37:20

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#10 2010-02-10 13:50:15

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Re: [Solved] Partition help:not possible to create more than 4 primaries

You need to first create an extended partition, then inside it put the FAT / swap / whatever & as much as you want partitions.
I'd use NTFS to share files though, FAT has it's issues.

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#11 2010-02-10 14:31:31

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#12 2010-02-10 14:37:40

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#13 2010-02-10 17:11:02

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#14 2010-02-11 00:28:25

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#15 2010-02-11 00:42:38

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#16 2010-02-11 00:58:07

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#17 2010-02-11 01:06:58

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Re: [Solved] Partition help:not possible to create more than 4 primaries

Delete the FAT32 partition then create the extended partition.

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#18 2010-02-11 01:19:27

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#19 2010-02-11 01:24:23

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Re: [Solved] Partition help:not possible to create more than 4 primaries

Once you delete your FAT32 partition you create the extended partition (it doesn't have a filesystem). Then the partitions created inside the extended one are logical iirc.

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#20 2010-02-11 01:27:19

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Re: [Solved] Partition help:not possible to create more than 4 primaries

I believe you are correct, sir.  I'm fairly certain an extended partition "wrapper" counts toward your 4 primary partitions, but you can create multiple logical partitions within it.

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#21 2010-02-11 02:57:33

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#22 2010-02-11 03:00:41

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#23 2010-02-11 03:22:35

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#24 2010-02-11 03:37:32

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Re: [Solved] Partition help:not possible to create more than 4 primaries

Right-click the sda5 folder and Send to > Side Pane (Create Shortcut).

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#25 2010-02-11 04:29:08

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