Problem with gparted

doug dmcgarrett at
Tue Dec 20 20:21:29 UTC 2011

On 12/20/2011 08:38 AM, Fajar Priyanto wrote:
> 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?
Have you shrunk the big logical partition that you have now,
so there is someplace to put a new logical partition?


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