Problem with gparted
yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 20 22:35:12 UTC 2011
On Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:31:22 +0100
"Joep L. Blom" <jlblom at neuroweave.nl> 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,
Ensure the swap partition is running. You can disable it from gParted.
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