Problem with gparted

Yorvyk yorvik.ubunto at
Tue Dec 20 22:35:12 UTC 2011

On Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:31:22 +0100
"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,
> Joep
Ensure the swap partition is running.  You can disable it from gParted.


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