Using Live Gparted on USB flash drive to define another partition in
unallocated space, it insists on creating a new *primary* partition,
rather than another Logical partition within the Extended partition.
The layout (as created by the Mageia-2 installer) is shown as:
/dev/sda1: (Root) ( 8.00GB)
sda2: Extended partion (63.60GB)
sda5: Swap ( 3.90GB)
sda6: (Home) (59.76GB)
When I select the Unallocated area and request 'new'; the resulting
menu shows partition types Primary, Extended, and Logical, but the
latter two are greyed out, so only 'Primary' is selectable.
But I don't want a primary. What I want is another Logical partiton
(e.g. sda7) to follow sda6 on the drive.
It's quite a while since I used Gparted, so I may have forgotten some
magic incantation, but how does one get Gparted to create a new Logical
Does the Extended partition perhaps have to be somehow extended to
encompass the Unallocated space?
(This is on a Samsung NC110 netbook, with American Megatrends Aptio
BIOS, 2GB RAM, 320GB drive.)
/\/\aurice (Retired in Surrey, UK)
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