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  1.    23 Nov 2015 #1

    Problem making partitions.


    Need to make a ext4 logical partition but it is allowing only primary:
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    Please help
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  2.    23 Nov 2015 #2

    With mbr partitioning you are allowed 4 primary or 3 primary and one extended partition. The logical partitions are created inside the extended partition. You can't split the extended partition with a primary as you are trying to do (with the C volume). See How Basic Disks and Volumes Work: Storage Services

    You could move the C volume to the left next to the system reserved - then it would work.
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  3.    24 Nov 2015 #3

    lx07 said: View Post
    With mbr partitioning you are allowed 4 primary or 3 primary and one extended partition. The logical partitions are created inside the extended partition. You can't split the extended partition with a primary as you are trying to do (with the C volume). See How Basic Disks and Volumes Work: Storage Services

    You could move the C volume to the left next to the system reserved - then it would work.
    Thank you very much for your time. It helped a lot.

    But I have only two primary partitions and 2 logical.
    And how do I move the partition.

    Thank you again.
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  4.    24 Nov 2015 #4

    You do but all your logical partitions must be next to each other not with a primary in the middle

    You can move partitions using the same tool - it is explained here How to Move/Resize Partition | MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial
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  5.    24 Nov 2015 #5

    lx07 said: View Post
    You could move the C volume to the left next to the system reserved - then it would work.
    He can't move the C volume to the left next to the system reserved because there is no free space there to move it into, he would have to move it to the right to the end of the hard drive.
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  6.    24 Nov 2015 #6

    lx07 said: View Post
    You do but all your logical partitions must be next to each other not with a primary in the middle

    You can move partitions using the same tool - it is explained here How to Move/Resize Partition | MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial
    I tried moving. All i can do is this:
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    Cannot move any further

    Thank you
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  7.    24 Nov 2015 #7

    alekhka said: View Post
    I tried moving. All i can do is this:
    Cannot move any further

    Thank you
    Correct. After the move is complete you should then be able to create a new logical partition within the extended partition.

    If you need a larger new partition than what is in the unallocated space, you can also now shrink the C: drive partition taking space from the front to add to the partition in front of it.
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  8.    24 Nov 2015 #8

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Correct. After the move is complete you should then be able to create a new logical partition within the extended partition.
    This is sufficient right?? Need not move to the end no?

    Thank you
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  9.    24 Nov 2015 #9

    alekhka said: View Post
    This is sufficient right?? Need not move to the end no?

    Thank you
    You did move it to the end.
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  10.    24 Nov 2015 #10

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    You did move it to the end.
    I mean to the System Reserved end. like lx07 said.
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