My question is: I have a computer, and its [fdisk] shows as below. It's logical partitions from sda5. Now I want to setup a new linux, but there's no more space on my disk. I'm thinking is it possible for me to format a NTFS partition(such as sda6) and setup linux? Or remove sda6 and create 2 new partitions?
What my concern is, sda6 is the middle but not the end of disk. I know I can format/remove a partition which is at the end of disk, but I am not sure that in the middle. I have ever tried this case before(format a NTFS partition to ext3 in the middle of a disk and setup linux), but fail unfortunately ...
Is anyone has done this before? Can I format a NTFS partition in the middle?
If I can, what do I need to pay attention?
Such as, can I remove sda6 and create 2 partitions on recycling spaces? Or just can format the whole sda6 to ext3? If I can, the new partitions look like sda6 + sda16, isn't it?
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 4462 35840983+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda2 4463 37907 268642282+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda3 37907 38900 7980922 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 4463 11856 59392273+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 11857 15681 30724281 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 15682 23075 59392273+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda8 23076 33019 79875148+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda9 33020 33263 1952768 83 Linux
/dev/sda10 33263 33287 194560 83 Linux
/dev/sda11 33287 34867 12694528 83 Linux
/dev/sda12 34868 35354 3905536 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda13 35354 35840 3905536 83 Linux
/dev/sda14 35840 36083 1951744 83 Linux
/dev/sda15 36083 37907 14647296 83 Linux