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January 13th, 2010, 11:18 PM
I'm trying to get a dual boot set up for vista and 9.10

I already have 3 logical partitions

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

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.

January 13th, 2010, 11:29 PM
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.