Windows 10: Modify windows 10 partitions?

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  1.    27 Mar 2018 #1

    Modify windows 10 partitions?


    My win10 was upgrated from win7 where some how got 3 partitions
    Code:
    DISKPART> list disk  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---  Disk 0    Online          298 GB   117 GBDISKPART> select disk 0Disk 0 is now the selected disk.DISKPART> list partition  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------  Partition 1    Primary            100 MB  1024 KB  Partition 2    Primary             34 GB   101 MB  Partition 3    Primary            146 GB    34 GBDISKPART> list volume  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------  Volume 0         System Rese  NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System  Volume 1     C                NTFS   Partition     34 GB  Healthy    Boot  Volume 2     D   WorkPlace    NTFS   Partition    146 GB  Healthy    Pagefile
    Is there anyway to make partition 2 and 3 logic ones inside of an extended partition and keep the system working without re-install the whole thing?

    I'd like to install ubuntu at the free space after those partitions.

    Thanks for your help.
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  2.    27 Mar 2018 #2

    Hi Elim, it would be more productive to show picture of Disk Management.
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  3.    27 Mar 2018 #3

    edited diskpart output from first post:
    Code:
    DISKPART> list disk
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---  
    Disk 0    Online          298 GB   117 GB
    
    DISKPART> select disk 0
    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
    
    DISKPART> list partition
      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------  
    Partition 1    Primary            100 MB  1024 KB  
    Partition 2    Primary             34 GB   101 MB  
    Partition 3    Primary            146 GB    34 GB
    
    DISKPART> list volume
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
      Volume 0         System Rese  NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System
      Volume 1     C                NTFS   Partition     34 GB  Healthy    Boot
      Volume 2     D   WorkPlace    NTFS   Partition    146 GB  Healthy    Pagefile
    It is OK to have boot partition as logical but not system (as system must be active primary partition) I believe.
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  4.    27 Mar 2018 #4

    I'd like to strongly discourage you from mixing Linux or any other OS an a disk of that size. You could just as well make a Live Linux (Ubuntu) on a USB with persistence and work from it. LinuxLive USB Creator can help you download and install one of many distros.
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  5. Posts : 2,684
    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       27 Mar 2018 #5

    It is OK to have boot partition as logical but not system (as system must be active primary partition) I believe.

    I can confirm this during the Pre Beta and Beta stages of Windows 7 I had up to five working OS's working from a single System partition, some on logical drives some on Primary without issue, (apart from a little confusion on my part remembering which Beta I was in)

    All Microsoft OS's since Vista have this ability to run on a Logical partition


    This a less extreme example I used at one time The untitled partitions are a Linux and Linux swap file

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  6.    27 Mar 2018 #6

    CountMike said: View Post
    I'd like to strongly discourage you from mixing Linux or any other OS an a disk of that size.
    Why? The OP currently has 117GB of disk space that is unallocated and not being used for anything at all.
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  7. Posts : 2,072
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       27 Mar 2018 #7

    The OP was banned, so no sense keeping this thread open.

    Maybe the entire thread can be deleted ?
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  8.    03 Apr 2018 #8

    CountMike said: View Post
    I'd like to strongly discourage you from mixing Linux or any other OS an a disk of that size. You could just as well make a Live Linux (Ubuntu) on a USB with persistence and work from it. LinuxLive USB Creator can help you download and install one of many distros.
    Weird, I wonder why the OP got banned with only 1 post. Maybe they sent PM's to a bunch of people and complaints were filed. I've had that happen to me (meaning, a random newbie from the ether contacting me with a problem, just because it was slightly similar to a problem I had solved years ago).

    About running Linux from USB... would it be a good idea to go with a Micro SD USB 3.0 memory card, that can be inserted in a dedicated SD slot? I'm wanting to get into familiarizing myself with Linux again, but I'm not all that keep about going the dual boot route as yet...
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  9. Posts : 2,684
    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       03 Apr 2018 #9

    The OP's ban is a standard reason - they reported our registration email as spam, standard procedure is for the system to ban

    Will leave the thread open as they have an opportunity to contact us and be reinstated if they wish to
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  10. Posts : 2,072
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       03 Apr 2018 #10

    You can run Linux from whatever it`ll boot from.

    But as suggested, I would never mix the 2 on the same system.

    I just pop in my Zorin usb stick every now and then, and it has helped me out with a few windows problems I came across in the past.

    Linux takes a lot of getting use to. No big deal if you really want to put in the effort :)
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