Format extended partition?
tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Sep 26 18:35:11 UTC 2006
On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 14:29 -0400, Dave M wrote:
> At 12:13 PM 9/26/2006 , Tony wrote:
> >On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 11:25 -0400, Dave M 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
> > 2Gb
> > > for swap. I set the remainder of the space (~101Gb) as an extended
> > partition.
> > >
> > > 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
> > "Partitions-Free
> > > 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?
> >You can't put a files system in an extended partition. An extended
> >partition is a container for logical partitions, so you need to create
> >one or more logical partitions first. You may have to pick the manual
> >partitioning option during the install.
> I installed QTparted but it will not work. Looks like it is unhappy that I
> am not logged in as root. Can I use QTparted without being logged in as root?
> I tried to set the root password by doing:
> sudo passwd root
> It seemed to accept the new password but I still can not log in as root. So
> what is the magic required to log in as root?
Not necessary to set a root password. IN a terminal window type:
and enter your own password when prompted.
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