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Thread: too many primary partitions?

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    too many primary partitions?

    I'm trying to get a dual boot set up for vista and 9.10

    I already have 3 logical partitions

    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x48000000
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1           7       56196   de  Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2               8        1966    15728640    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3   *        1966       78071   611315712+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

    So I can make 1 more primary partion but after that no more! see screen shot

    my plan was to make 3 logical, root, home, swap.

    It does let me make 3 logical, but i don't know if i can use them?

    im on a live CD now.
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    Luke

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    Re: too many primary partitions?

    You have 3 primary out of total 4 partitions. Yes, you can create 3 more logical inside 1 extended, and that will fit into 4 partitions limit.

    Just create the first partition as logical, and keep adding them as logical, it will create them automatically within one extended.
    Darko.
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