Ubuntu :: Gparted - Convert A Logical Partition To Primary?

Mar 13, 2011

Problem:Here's what I had, they basically needed to switch places.C: Windows Primary (The contents of this was my boot partition)D: Extended Logical (I wanted this to become the primary)I googled what to do, and believe it or not it seems people really didn't have a solution besides reformatting it?We learn from our mistakes. That's why I'm posting what I did to see if someone knows a better way!What I did:First I used an Ubuntu LiveCD or 10.04. (Not .1 oh noes)Then I opened up gparted and shrank the extended partition so I would have enough room to move them around.I mounted both the C: and D: partitions and copied the data over to the primary from the logical.I deleted the logical and then moved and resized the primary!Then I flagged the primary partition boot.Well that's one way to get from logical to primary with your data

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Ubuntu :: Convert Logical Partition To Primary?

Feb 8, 2010

This is my partition table....(in the image) Now I would like to install windows in the unpartitioned space after a long time..... I tried but could not do that. I understood that Windows needs only primary partitions!

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Fedora 14 xfce

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I would like to convert sda6 to a primary partition, the reason for this it to install windows 7 starter.

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Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 13 102400 de Dell Utility
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Code:
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Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
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Aug 24, 2010

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Code:
root@PartedMagic:~# fdisk -l
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Since i am a month old ( January 2011 ! ) UBUNTU user who hates MS Windows now, if i gets this problem solved , i can convince more people to replace their OS to Ubuntu .

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further info:

pvscan:

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