Format extended partition?

Scott Severance scott at
Tue Sep 26 18:02:27 UTC 2006


Try this:

1. Install GParted: sudo apt-get install gparted

2. Run System > Administration > Gnome Partition Editor.

3. Select your extended partition and create a new partition inside it.


On 9/26/06, Dave M <DaveM at> wrote:
> I am a windows user, new to Linux/Ubuntu. My plan is to migrate to Ubuntu
> if I can.
> I installed V6.06 and partitioned my 120Gb IDE drive with 8Gb for \ and
> for swap. I set the remainder of the space (~101Gb) as an extended
> After booting and updating Ubuntu, I tried to access the extended
> partition. It looks like the installer did not format that partition.
> So I clicked on "System-Administration-Disks" and selected
> Space" which I assume is the extended partition. It shows "Free Space not
> partitioned" and shows 101.39Gb not avalable.
> But the buttons "Create" and "Delete" are grayed out. So how do I go about
> formatting the extended partition?
> -------------------------------
> Dave M
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> Ann Arbor, Mich. USA
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