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Old 06-27-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
sourabh.sinha
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unallocated partition in gparted


Hello,
I tried to repartition my hard (320GB) drive yesterday because I need (40 GB) more space in windows, below I mention the previous file system and later file system architecture. It is dual boot (windows 7 and Fedora 13). I am sorry that I did not take screenshot!

Before: (please follow the sequence)
1. boot partition, 100 MB
2. windows-7, around 75 GB
3. extended, around 230 GB
inside extended 3 logical partitions:
3a. 125 GB for backupv(NTFS)
3b. 4 GB for linux swap
3c. 100 GB for linux

I used gparted. Since I had to create more space in between windows and logical partition for increasing windows, (I could not shrink Linux as it comes to the end) so I removed Linux (I reinstalled later) first, moved (hold in the middle and drag) backup partition to the right by 40 GB, created a primary partition out of the left portion of logical partition and merged with windows. Finally installed Fedora on the right most portion (60 GB now) in the logical partition. Now my file system looks like following;

Later: (please follow the sequence)
1. boot partition, 100 MB
2. Windows-7, around 115 GB
3. extended, 190 GB
3a. 7.84 MB unallocated
3b. 125 GB backup
3c. 4 GB Linux swap.
3d. 60 GB Linux.

Now my problem is, I don't like that 7.84 MB unallocated space in the logical partition. I was told that it (smaller than the smallest chunk gparted can allocate to any partition) will always be there unless we allow some program to do the partitioning automatically rather than I manipulate/move it manually? It is true? If so is there (m)any software which can do this? Or simply how to get rid of this unallocated space.
Thanks,
Sourabh
 
Old 06-27-2010, 05:13 PM   #2
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