Problem with gparted

Nils Kassube kassube at
Tue Dec 20 14:17:40 UTC 2011

Joep L. Blom 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.

Are the free 550GB part of the extended partition? If that is the case, 
you should be able to add logocal partitions and I have no idea why it 
doesn't work. Otherwise you could resize (expand) the extended partition 
to get room for more logical partitions. If there is no free space 
within the extended partition you can only add primary partitions.


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