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davejjj 10-21-2011 10:51 AM

Logical Partitions?
 
I'm a noob. Where in the Ubuntu install can I create proper logical partitions? All it lets me do is create the physical partitions. This is a dual-boot situation so I then only have swap and root. Thanks.

johnsfine 10-21-2011 10:54 AM

A logical partition is a kind of physical partition.

Are you sure "logical partitions" is what you really want to ask about? If you're misusing the terminology, we are less likely to guess what you really want to learn.

davejjj 10-21-2011 11:50 AM

Ok, isn't LVM a block of logical partitions? When I install Fedora I can add small partitions for each item: /tmp /boot /home etc... This approach is supposed to be more resistant to trouble because the partitions are independent and size-limited. Thanks.

SecretCode 10-21-2011 12:14 PM

Which version of Ubuntu are you installing? Do you see an option "Something else - You can create or resize partitions yourself"?

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Is this the same question as your other thread -
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Originally Posted by davejjj (Post 4504000)
Ok, I went back through the Ubuntu install, but it gave me no opportunity to create logical partitions.

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Originally Posted by SecretCode (Post 4504101)
If you already have four primary partitions in use you are stuck - you have to delete one of them, create an extended partition, and then create logical partitions inside the extended partition. You can do this during the installer or you can run gparted from the live CD but if you have data in all four partitions you need to back up what you need first and that is a separate job.

If you're in any doubt, post a screenshot from the GParted program.


davejjj 10-21-2011 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by SecretCode (Post 4504463)
Which version of Ubuntu are you installing? Do you see an option "Something else - You can create or resize partitions yourself"?

Oops, sorry now I found it. Once the partition is deleted it says right there "Primary" or "Logical." Finally some progress!

But now when do I need to use the button "New Partition Table?"


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Originally Posted by SecretCode (Post 4504463)
Is this the same question as your other thread -


Yes, sorry, I have not yet learned how to search for my previous posts. I will set up a link to do that.

SecretCode 10-21-2011 03:57 PM

You can set the forum to automatically subscribe to threads you post in, and then go to "quick links > subscribed threads"

Don't create a new partition table unless you want to erase everything!

You already have an "msdos" or "master boot record" partition table. This has 4 slots. They can all be "primary" partitions, or one of them can be an "extended" partition, and inside the extended partition you can put logical partitions.

You should be able to create an extended partition, if you don't already have one (and if you have unallocated space to put it in).
Then you add however many logical partitions you want, inside the extended partition.


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