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hello here is my partition table Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hda1 * 1 1275 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda2 1276 1336 489982+ 83 Linux /dev/hda3 1337 2430 8787555 ...
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    how to create an extended partition ?


    hello

    here is my partition table

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 1275 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda2 1276 1336 489982+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda3 1337 2430 8787555 5 Extended
    /dev/hda4 2431 3705 10241437+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda5 1337 1397 489951 83 Linux
    /dev/hda6 1398 1883 3903763+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda7 1884 2126 1951866 83 Linux
    /dev/hda8 2127 2369 1951866 83 Linux
    /dev/hda9 2370 2430 489951 82 Linux swap / Solaris


    I still have 27 GB free
    I can't seem to find out how to create a new partition for those 27GB.

    In GParted I see the 27 GB but I can not create a partition for it.
    when I click new I get the error
    It is not possible to create more than 4 primary partitions
    you should create an extended partition
    it might be necessary to remove a primary partition first

    I tried removing partition 4 but I can not create an exended partition.

    any help is greatly appreciated

    anatak

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    /dev/hda3 1337 2430 8787555 5 Extended
    That is your extended partition.
    Create a logical partition under that.

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    well I realised I made a mistake with the partitions so I reinstalled debian
    I did not have enought space on my temp and since I did not do anything with my debian I figured reinstalling was going to solve all the problems at once
    thank you for you help
    anatak

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