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I have just got a brand new 200Gb drive (Yaaay!!!). Now what i had intended to do was this:
Leave the Win98 disk alone
on the new disk:
Create 1 x 20Gb partition for music file
Create 1 x 20Gb partition for shared data
Create 1 x 20Gb partition for /home
Create 1 x 20Gb partition for Fedora
Then, because I want to try out other distros as well I thought I would have (say):
1 x 20Gb partition for Mandrake
1 x 20Gb partition for Gentoo
(which would share the /home partition?)
Leave the remaining 80Gb free for future experiments.
Unfortunately I now realise that a disk can have only 4 primary partions. QT Parted (running from my Knoppix live CD) does not seem to be able to create logical partitions.
Can anyone suggest a) how best to use my wonderful new HD real estate and b) how to accomplish it using QT Parted?
Thanks for your suggestions chaps. I'm sorry it's taken a while to get to you but I'm afraid I have messed some stuff up whilst attempting the FC3 install (not, I think, to do with partitioning and which will probably be the subject of a separate post - sigh) and I have had to wait until I got to work to be able to post this reply.
I have a copy of Mandrake 10.0 on CD so I will try to that as well as re-trying Fedora (Probably back to FC2 rather than FC3) and I will let you know how I get on.