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Old 01-21-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
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Cfdisk


Hi guys

i am trying to install so of the distros that i have, but when i run cfdisk, the logical free space that should be available says unusable, thus making it impossible for me to create a new partitions for the installs. how can i fix this problem? Also one other quick questions, i was looking at dl the debian distros but it seems like i would have to download like 10 cd's is there any other site that i can download from there i would not need that may cd's
 
Old 01-21-2007, 01:12 PM   #2
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Do you have 4 "Primary" partitions? If you wish to use Logical/Extended partitioning, you must leave at least one primary partition available.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 01:44 PM   #3
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Do you have 4 "Primary" partitions? If you wish to use Logical/Extended partitioning, you must leave at least one primary partition available.

Thats the thing i dont i only have 3. sda1 sda3 sda4. this is what my partition table looks like

sda1 Primary NTFS volume set 62915.17
sda5 Logical Linux ReiserFS 12000.69
sda6 Logical Linux swap / Solaris 1998.75
sda7 Logical Linux ReiserFS 39999.54
Logical Free Space 41998.28
sda3 Primary Linux ext3 [/1] 9434.40
sda4 Primary Linux ext3 [/home1] 29059.92
Unusable

The logical free space used to be fedora core 6 but i was getting kernel panic issues so i deleted it. but as you can see i only have 3 primary partitons and im getting unuasble for like 60GB of free space
 
Old 01-21-2007, 06:46 PM   #4
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The free space needs to be in the same place as one of the available partitions. The first free space can be used within sda2, but there is no Logical/Extended partitioning available for the Unusable space.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 08:45 PM   #5
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Let's see the output of "fdisk -l" (lower case ell)
 
  


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