creating extended partition/ deleting partition on windows 7 netbook

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 31 22:05:59 UTC 2010


On 07/31/2010 06:34 AM, 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.

     Use the manual install and then select part of the 100 GB space for 
your system. You can do anything you want.


73 Karl




> 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....)
>
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 2:09 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net 
> <mailto:glgxg at sbcglobal.net>> wrote:
>
>     On 07/30/2010 08:18 PM, Keith Jesse wrote:
>     > I cant work out how to create an extended partition/logical
>     partition in
>     > Windows 7 (Medion Netbook)   - such that I can install Ubuntu
>     alongside
>     > Windows (which takes up all 4 partitions). I have searched
>     extensively on
>     > the net - but cant find a simple method for the not too literate
>     to either:
>     > create the extended partition and upload Ubuntu - or delete such
>     Windows
>     > partitions that are not necessary and then allow Ubuntu to
>     automatically
>     > upload?
>     >
>     > Any help appreciated.
>     >
>     >
>
>     Can you not use the built in Disk Management utility
>     (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Can-I-repartition-my-hard-disk)
>     and resize/shrink the Win7 (C:) partition? Right click and select
>     'Shrink Volume'. Shrink to allow at least 20Gb for the Ubuntu install
>     (you can use less, but I'd recommend at least 20Gb if you have
>     sufficient disk space). I'd also not recommended deleting any existing
>     partitions.
>
>     After shrinking the volume, install Ubuntu & have it install in
>     the free
>     space.
>
>     https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
>     http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Lucid#Installing_Ubuntu
>
>
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