creating extended partition/ deleting partition on windows 7 netbook

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sat Jul 31 19:30:42 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-07-31 at 22:34 +1000, Keith Jesse wrote:
> After shrinking the primary windows partition I have 100gb space, But
> still no luck with installing ubuntu - it still only permits either
> erasing windows altogether or manual install. Still unsure how to
> create an extended partition and have the ubuntu installer recognise
> this. Cant see any relevant fuction in GParted.  Do I need to remove
> some of the windows partitions still (in which case I need to back up
> the recover volume - which will be tricky as it is about 6 gig and
> there is no CD/DVD Burner with the unit - and its not clear how to
> copy it anyway....)

Check your bios, see if virus protection is set to "on". If so, nothing
can write to the boot track. Your install will just mysteriously fail to
complete. Ric

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