Ubuntu :: Create A Partition In Unallocated Space With Gparted In 10.04

May 16, 2010

I am trying to partition my unallocated part of the disc in my laptop in ubuntu 10.04 using Gparted.Here is a screenshot of my disk and its partitions:

when i select the unallocated space i can ONLY create a PRIMARY partition..the LOGICAL and EXTENDED ones are grayed out.. i want to partition this unallocated space in two or three parts, and it seems i only have one (out of the four) primary partitions left.. so i cannot create the partitions i want!

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i m also uploading a screenshot of gparted.[URL]..

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Jul 5, 2011

I am trying to install Elementary OS on my laptop! When the installer gets to partitioning part, I find about 90 GB of unallocated space on my hard disk. When I try to create a partition in this space, the partitioner very humbly informs me that it is not possible to create more than 4 Primary partitions. Now my partitioning scheme (rather jumbled up!) is attached herewith.

/dev/sda2 is extended partition with sda5 to sda10.
/dev/sda3 was a fat partition that I used to store my data (I deleted it)
/dev/sda4 is another primary partition.
Windows Vista sits on sda1
Ubuntu sits on sda5, sda6 and sda7 and
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Feb 3, 2011

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I have accidentally deleted the first booting parition (Windows 7) with GParted, so then I immediately googled and found an utility testdisk which has successfully recovered the parition and it can boot and be seen from linux again. Only Exception is GParded, which sees an unallocated space on whole disk from this point!

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May 21, 2010

Here's the problem (I'll give you a basic timeline of whats happened)

1) Installed Windows 7

2) Installed Ubuntu 10.4

3) Installed Linux Mint 9 Beta

4) Updated Linux Mint 9 Beta to RC and no longer had a need for Ubuntu 10.4

5) Booted into live cd and using Gparted, erased Ubuntu 10.4

6) Re-installed Grub

7) ATTEMPTED to resize Linux Mint 9 partition to use newly unallocated space

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Jun 16, 2010

I installed a dual boot windows 7 and xubuntu and now decided that I would like to allocate more hard disk space to xubuntu. I've resized the windows partition (sda2 in the screenshot) and it is now the grey unallocated. I'm having trouble moving this unallocated space to the linux portion (sda5). I did my homework and found that this is done by booting off a live cd and using gparted from there, because you can't modify a partition that you're using. I also read that you had to turn swap off. I did both of these tasks, but as you can see from the attached screenshot, I am unable to resize the linux partition to fill the unallocated space.

Here's my "sudo fdisk -l" for reference:


Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes


Also, the sda4 is a shared partition that I can access from both windows and linux.

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Dec 10, 2010

Although I've seen several threads with the same problem, I have not managed to solve the problem. GParted identifies my /dev/sda as unallocated disk space! The machine a Dell Inspiron M101Z laptop running Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit + W7 64 bit. I wouldn't have discovered the problem until I decided to replace my 32 bit Ubuntu with the 64 bit version, then GParted from the live cd identified my drive as Unallocated space!

I've already tried to use testdisk to write the partition table, but though it writes the table successfully and then it prompts to reboot, GParted still sees it as Unallocated. I've also tried fdisk /dev/sda then p then w to write the partition table, but again GParted screws up for some reason and sees it as Unallocated.


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Jul 18, 2011

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Jun 27, 2010

I tried to repartition my hard (320GB) drive yesterday because I need (40 GB) more space in windows, below I mention the previous file system and later file system architecture. It is dual boot (windows 7 and Fedora 13). I am sorry that I did not take screenshot!

1. boot partition, 100 MB
2. windows-7, around 75 GB
3. extended, around 230 GB

inside extended 3 logical partitions:

3a. 125 GB for backupv(NTFS)
3b. 4 GB for linux swap
3c. 100 GB for linux

I used gparted. Since I had to create more space in between windows and logical partition for increasing windows, (I could not shrink Linux as it comes to the end) so I removed Linux (I reinstalled later) first, moved (hold in the middle and drag) backup partition to the right by 40 GB, created a primary partition out of the left portion of logical partition and merged with windows. Finally installed Fedora on the right most portion (60 GB now) in the logical partition. Now my file system looks like following;

1. boot partition, 100 MB
2. Windows-7, around 115 GB
3. extended, 190 GB


Now my problem is, I don't like that 7.84 MB unallocated space in the logical partition. I was told that it (smaller than the smallest chunk gparted can allocate to any partition) will always be there unless we allow some program to do the partitioning automatically rather than I manipulate/move it manually? It is true? If so is there (m)any software which can do this? Or simply how to get rid of this unallocated space.

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Oct 3, 2010

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I successfully obtained 5 gb of unallocated space from xp I would like to add to my partition 2.

but inside gparted I can't partition 2 to increase, even though I have not mounted XP partition or 2 - I can only make 2 partition smaller and not bigger.

Is it because my swap partition is in the way or? I can not figure it out

Here is a picture showing my partitions: http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/3...reenshotcx.png

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/dev/sda3 3844152 2935868 713008 81% /
none 502400 260 502140 1% /dev
none 508008 248 507760 1% /dev/shm


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