I'm dual booting Win7 and Maverick and I'm running low on diskspace on my Ubuntu partition.I booted into an Ubuntu 10.10 live CD and opened Gparted. After shrinking the storagepartition I wanted to grow the extended ubuntu partition into the unallocated space to the left, but for some reason it won't let me do that.
I'm using Fedora 14 x86_64.I want to take 200GB from the /home Extended-Logical Partition, and install Archlinux on it, how do I do that? In this 200GB Free Extended Space I want to create another 4 Logical Partitions for Archlinux.
I'm using Fedora 14 x86_64 I have the following partition table code....
I want to take 200GB from the /home Extended-Logical Partition, and install Archlinux on it, how do I do that? Note: In this 200GB Free Extended Space I want to create another 4 Logical Partitions for Archlinux.
I am not really sure if the title makes any sense or if it even possible. Basically I am currently triple booting with Mac osx on the first partition windows 7 on the second and ubuntu linux on the 3rd with a swap partition. So basically on my 2TB harddrive
Mac (200gb) Windows (200gb) Linux (200gb) Swap (8gb) NTFS(1592gb)
The last partition is formatted as ntfs using Gparted, windows cannot detect it. The windows disk partitioner shows the swap and ntfs partitions as unformatted. I can unformat the space and use the windows partition to add format it as ntfs but it would format the linux swap partition as well. I am worried that it could potentially screw up everything on my harddrive. My question is. What do I need to do to get the ntfs parition recognized by windows (should I use the windows partitioner)?
Around 2008 i seem to remember PartEd on the command-line was able to rescue deleted partitions and gave a choice of whether to recover the partition as a Primary or Logical Partition. I have tried testdisk but didn't really grok what i was doing. I successfully moved a "Windows Recovery" partition to the end of my hard-drive, immediately after the drive's Extended Partition.
extended sata partition shrunk at 15 partition limit, how to re-enlarge i hit the 15 partition limit, forgetting it now exists for sata drives, thinking i would add more. upon creation of the 15th, it squished the end of the extended partition to meet the last logical partition, leaving a large unallocated portion after the extended partition, which seemingly nothing can be done with, just sat being wasted space. i have since deleted a few of those partitions, but so far have still failed to find a way to recoup the unallocated space back into the extended partition.
if necessary, i'll do it the painful long winded way of backing up and starting the extended partition again from scratch, but i really rather wouldnt have to do that. i'm sure there must be a way of telling the extended partition to once again reach the end of the drive.
I've got a server that needs more space. To achieve this we added space (by extending the VMware disk attached to it).Normally this isn't an issue, because we just add an new partition and LVM it from there, but this host predates our deployment of LVM everywhere.
Our current theory is that the unallocated sectors can not be assigned because they aren't part of the extended partition, and thus ... we go in a circle.So what i believe the way forward is to extend sda4 so that i can then create an sda10 inside of it. Anyone have any ideas on how to do this? I was thinking gparted may do the trick ... but being a server i'm in runlevel3, with no X...
I have around 30gb of free space in my partition table immediately before the Linux partition. I want to resize my linux partition to take up this space.
I tried booting with live cd, sucessfully umounted the hard drive but found I could not resize the partition. On clicking the 'edit size' button, partition manager recognised the free space before the partition but when i reduced this, the 'ok' button was greyed out. (it was not greyed out for the windows partition so I could, in theory, increase the windows partition to take up the free space but this is not what i wanted to do).
I am pretty sure that I had managed to unmount the drive correctly as the padlock symbol had dissapeared (I took the attached screenshot, which does show the lock symbol, after rebooting into my normal system).
Anyone got any ideas as to why it wont allow this? There is no reason why i can resize the partition to take up the free space BEFORE it is there?
I somehow messed up my filesystem. I installed Ubuntu directly with LVM. This created an extended partition including a logical one. When I run out of space, I just increased my space (through VMware) and then added a new PRIMARY partition.
Then I added this one to the volumegroup and increased the logical volume. After I did this a few times, there were no longer any primary partitions allowed (only 4). Then I resized the FS, resized the logical volume, resized the volume group, and removed the physical volume. Now I'm no longer able to create an extended volume (only one) but it's not at the end (there are other primary partitions behind this one at the disk), so I'm not able to create some logical volumes.
What is the best possibility to add some space to the LVM and being able to do this a few times in the future again?
fdisk -l for sda:
There was a /dev/sda3 at the end of the disk. I already deleted this partition.
So the order on the disk is: sda1 | sda2 (extended) | sda5 (logical referred in sda2) | sda4 | free space
Does it matter that there is type "Linux" for sda4 or can I without damaging the lvm just change it (with cfdisk) to "Linux LVM"?
Two days ago I want to expand the free room for my C: partition on my laptop, i thought that just shrink the D: partition and expand the C: and the problem solved, but it's not solved, the C: remains and can't be expanded. so i merge the D: again,but the D: status become an extended partition
After all, next morning I boot into Ubuntu and my D: are not available in "Places" menu in Ubuntu just the C: partition, so I boot from Win7 and run CHKDSK /f to my D: partition, but it's gave me no effects
Code: sudo fdisk -l in terminal and my D: listed as "Extended" in System type.
I recently decided to resize a partition on my HDD (partition on which Ubuntu was previously installed).This was in order to remove Ubuntu from one of my HDD. I got rid of the Grub loader by booting on my windows system recovery disk and using Bootrec.exe/FixMbr and my computer now boots directly into windows. I then deleted the Ubuntu partition.
To get to the heart of the problem, I am trying to move the free space that is in the extended partition out and merge it with C. I tried doing this with my Gparted liveCD but it didn't work. I didnt have anything to save the error message onto, but I will try the process again when I get home and save the error onto my external drive so that I can post it here.
The fact that there are mounted partitions can be ignored as any work to be done will be done from a LiveCD.The question is Can the extended partition - SDA4 which contains SDA5 (Maverick Meercat) and SDA6 (swap) - be moved to occupy space at the end of the drive somewhere within the unallocated partition so I can then extend SDA3 to take all of the remaining space?
At the moment using Gparted all I can do with the free space is create another partition.SDA1 through to SDA6 is a copy of the original hard-drive.The copying was done using Paragon Partition Manager (a Windows program). This caused all sorts of problems Grub, and was a PITA to sort out. The program installed its own version of the MBR which had to be sorted with a Windows 7 install disk and then I had to sort the Grub problems after.
I wanted to create NTFS partition from unallocated space but by my mistake that space is beyond extended partition. How can I add unallocated space to extended partition and then create NTFS partition without deleteing any partitions?
Okay so first of all, let me give you a background info.I have an HP Mini 311 with a 250GB hdd and 2GB Ram. I have successfully setup a tripple-boot with SnowLeopard/Win7/Ubuntu10.10.Okay so
First, using "Disk Utility," I format the OSX partiton to Extended(journaled) and install OSX accordingly. Second, I install Windows 7. Third, I use Netbookinstaller to install Chameleon 2.0 onto the OSX partition. Fourth, using DIskPart.exe i set the Win7 Partition(#3) as active and then run the Repair(and Restart) option in the Win7 USB install media, to fix some boot error I do not know much about. Then use"DIskPart. exe" again, to set the EFI partition(#1) as active partition again.I now have a fully operational dual-boot with SnowLeo and Windows 7.
I setup a triple-boot with SnowLeo/Win7/Ubuntu10.10 by using GParted to add and format 2 additional partitions. The first formatted Ext4 for Ubuntu to be installed onto and the second i set about 4GB as "Swap" area.Then i just install Ubuntu with the Grub bootloader being installed onto the same partition as Ubuntu.I now have a fully operational triple-boot with SnowLeo, Win7 and Ubuntu.So I saw this link about creating an additional "storage" partition, on a dual-boot system, and setting it up so that Windows 7 and Ubuntu can share the same files automatically.
I really want to set this up on my triple-boot system, and here is the problem i run into: Simply adding another partition, messes up my windows 7 boot entirely. And i figured out the cause of this might be due to harddrives only being able to handle 4 primary partitions. So i figure that if setup Ubuntu and the Swap-area into an Extended Partiton, this would solve all of my problems.I cannot figure out how to setup an extended partition on my harddrive without messing something use up irreparably. This is only my second
I have been attempting to set up a bunch of partitions on a bunch of hard disks, in preparation for installing Maverick. I will be setting up a number of RAID partitions, so I will install from the alternate disk (ubuntu-10.10-alternate-amd64.iso). Now ever since they added support for GRUB2 and a new partition type and align-to-megabyte and a whole bunch of other goodness, partitioning has been buggy. This has been true for Maverick and Lucid. Even the 10.04.1 version (an Ubuntu LTS!) still has problems. Every time I try something else, some other bizarre bug rears its ugly head. (Yes, I have been reporting them on Launchpad when I find a new one.)
In order to move forward on this project, I have been using a variety of partitioning tools. I temporarily installed Maverick on a small partition, and have used Disk Utility (palimpsest) and GParted while booted into that. Occasionally when things get really strange I boot up the latest version of System Rescue Disk, which contains the latest version of gparted. I use these various tools to try out various partitioning schemes, just laying out empty partitions that will be formatted or assembled into RAID arrays later. When I get all the desired partitions set up, I will boot into the alternate installer and do the final installation. (I don't want to do the entire thing within the alternate installer because it makes my head hurt. I do have a lot of partitions.) This has been going on for weeks now. Every time I try something different, something weird happens, and I have to try various workarounds, or switch to different tools. Basically, my partitions eventually become unstable.
Here's the latest mind boggler: Disk Utility displays nice graphical maps of your partitions. This image includes before and after screenshots showing what happens to my partitions occasionally. We start with three primary partitions and one extended partition. The extended partition goes all the way to the end of the disk. We put a small logical partition into the extended partition, at the beginning of it. We can then click on the "free" portion of the extended partition and create additional logical partitions if we like.
Afterwards, the extended partition has magically shrunk itself down until it is the same size as the small logical partition it contains. The free space has migrated out of the extended partition, and is now useless, as you can't have more than four primary+extended partitions. Disk Utility won't let you create another partition. What happened between the Before and After pictures? I don't know. I do know that I did not ever tell any tool to change the size of any partition. Moving or resizing partitions can trigger various known bugs, so I never even try to do that, I just delete partitions and start over.
I've installed Windows 7 + XP + Ubuntu 10.10 and Mac Os X on my PC. The problem is that XP wont boot. I've tried a lot of fixes for the last 2 days but still nothing. So I've come to conclusion that it might be probably due to its partition (dev/sda being inside of another Extended partition (dev/sda3) as you guys can see on the attachment. If so, how can I move it out of the extended partition.
just got a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit pre-installed, and when I boot into my 11.04 CD, there is no simple option to install alongside windows 7. Only the options to erase the entire disk (wiping windows) or manually specifying partitions. I'd like to keep my windows install as I use it for gaming, but I don't want to mess around with partitions while I don't know what I'm doing. According to the 'Allocate disk space' part of the installation, all 4 primary partitions are being used, a main one for the Windows 7 install, one entitled HP tools, and another two I forget the names of. I have looked up that I may need to turn a primary partition into an extended one,
I'd like to create a swap partition having already reached the four partitions per disk limit. So I'd like to create an extended partition and move some partitions into it. The question is which partitions to move and where to create the extended partition.
Some partitions have so much data that I cannot back them up, so I'd prefer to avoid performing operations that might risk them.
By the way, is there a command line tool that provides equivalent output as gparted?
I'm trying to create an extended partition. In GParted, I shrunk the size of the existing partition and now want to create a new EXTENDED partition in the free, unallocated space. GParted only lets me create a PRIMARY partition. What am I doing wrong here?
Here's what I've got right now:
You can actually ignore the flag for the swap as "boot." That was me just messing around trying to get it to work. I've removed that flag. Not sure how the question of boot affects all of this...maybe it factors in somehow.
I'm currently dual booting Windows 7 64bit and Ubuntu 10.10 each on primary partitions. Then on the other 2 partitions I have the manufacturer recovery partition (which I am not sure I should remove...), and then a partition for storage and files. Now I want an Arch Linux installation on the hard drive, but obviously I cannot create a new primary partition because I already have 4. I found out that linux can run from a logical partition (which you can have multiple of)..However I do not want to format my Ubuntu partition and I'd prefer to keep the data on there all intact. Is there a way to move my Ubuntu installation (on the primary partition) to an extended partition where I could put multiple logical partitions for multiple linux installations?
I have a situation where a disk was built using an image from a disk with a much smaller geometry. The result is about 70% of the disk is unused. Most of the partitions (including root) are on an extended partition that is sized for this smaller geometry. The person who did this has already been scolded, but life goes on.fdisk shows this:
Disk /dev/sda: 146.6 GB, 146694733824 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 17834 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
My new Debian box is running well and stable enough for me to decide to swipe out WindowsXP altogether. I have a 40GB HDD, which has the following partition scheme (after Windows was removed and hda1 was converted to Linux native type)
Code: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hda1 * 1 1762 13313159+ 83 Linux /dev/hda2 1762 5168 25756889 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/hda5 1762 3985 16813408+ b W95 FAT32 /dev/hda6 * 3986 5018 7809448+ 83 Linux /dev/hda7 5019 5168 1133968+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
As you can see, my Linux is in the 2nd logical partition hda6 which contained in the extended hda2. The 1st logical partion hda5 is the one I want to erase the data and convert to Linux filesystem in order to have more space. (Yes I can mount it ntfs-3g and use it without any problem, but I just want to say farewell to as many things Microsoft as possible) . What I'm worried about is whether it's safe to do that, without damaging the extented partition which contains the root file system for Debian.