Problem with gparted

Fajar Priyanto fajarpri at
Tue Dec 20 13:38:43 UTC 2011

On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 9:31 PM, Joep L. Blom <jlblom at> wrote:
> I hope somebody can help me with a partition problem.
> I have a new disk (1TB) and when I installed the OS (xubuntu 11.10) made 1
> primary and 1 extended partition, the latter with 2 logical partitions. The
> extended partition contains 2 logical partitions and a swap partition.
> Approx. 550 GB is free.
> I want to make 2 extra logical partitions and use gparted from a Live CD
> (actually USB-stick).
> Gparted works as expected except that it don't want to create a logical
> partition. That choice is greyed out. I can only choose to create a primary
> partition.
> I haven all partitions on that disk - that were mounted automatically -
> unmounted but still gparted refuses to let me create a logical partition.
> What have I overlooked? I need those partitions to copy to small disks -
> which are in that case - to the 1 TB disk to remove them from the case.
> I hope somebody, more experienced with partitions than I am, can explain
> what I have to do to let gparted work as expected.
> Thanks in advance,

Hi Joep.
That is strange. Are you sure you haven't used up all the space for
the partition?

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