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So you have 3 primary and one extended. If you resize Ntfs, that will give you 4 primary and 1 extended. Quite a pickle you got yourself into. Possible solution, ...
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    So you have 3 primary and one extended.

    If you resize Ntfs, that will give you 4 primary and 1 extended.
    Quite a pickle you got yourself into.
    Possible solution,
    delete swap
    resiza Ntfs, don't install
    delete Fedora
    where you had FC, make 2 partitions, swap and a partition for FC
    Put Suse in the newly created space where you resized Ntfs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    So you have 3 primary and one extended.

    If you resize Ntfs, that will give you 4 primary and 1 extended.
    Quite a pickle you got yourself into.
    Possible solution,
    delete swap
    resiza Ntfs, don't install
    delete Fedora
    where you had FC, make 2 partitions, swap and a partition for FC
    Put Suse in the newly created space where you resized Ntfs.
    What if I don't do that and resize NTFS and install SuSE on that Resized partition so SuSE would share the Swap and become my primary Linux distro and would be in charge of Grub and where Fedora is I could replace with any other distro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    So you have 3 primary and one extended.

    If you resize Ntfs, that will give you 4 primary and 1 extended.
    Quite a pickle you got yourself into.
    Possible solution,
    delete swap
    resiza Ntfs, don't install
    delete Fedora
    where you had FC, make 2 partitions, swap and a partition for FC
    Put Suse in the newly created space where you resized Ntfs.
    Budman7, he can't have 4 primary partitions and an extended one... Right? Never seen that, and PartitionMagic would never ever allow me to do such a thing...
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    The big question is an extended partition a Primary Partition
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    Yes. But in a different way.

    Let me express it graphically:

    Code:
    hda1    hda2     hda3      hda4
                                                   |
                                                   |-> hda5      hda6      hda7
    What does this mean?

    hda1 through hda4 are all primary partitions. However, hda4 is an EXTENDED partition that contains hda5 through hda7, all of which are logical.

    In the above scheme, hda5 could not be a primary partition. This is because hda4 counts as a primary partition, despite that it is extended.

    Okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    So you have 3 primary and one extended.

    If you resize Ntfs, that will give you 4 primary and 1 extended.
    Quite a pickle you got yourself into.
    Possible solution,
    delete swap
    resiza Ntfs, don't install
    delete Fedora
    where you had FC, make 2 partitions, swap and a partition for FC
    Put Suse in the newly created space where you resized Ntfs.
    What about budman's instructions would they work
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    Therefore, you should not have any Linux swap partitions as primary partitions.
    * have no Linux swap partitions as primary partitions[/quote]

    http://software.linux.com/howtos/Linux+Solaris-2.shtml

    Could this mean you could make the swap not be primary
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    My disk is IDE which means extended will 63 total logicals in the extended section
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    So I'll I have to resize it but with which one


    Number/Partition/Type/Size
    01 /dev/hda1 Fat16 31.35MB 1 Primary Partition
    02 /dev/hda2 NTFS 24.94GB 2 Primary Partition
    03 /dev/hda3 ext3 512MB Linux Swap 3 Primary Partition
    04 /dev/hda4 extended 9GB 4 Primary Partition
    05 /dev/hda5 6GB Logical SuSE 9.3
    06 /dev/hda6 3GB Logical Fedora Core 4

    or

    01 /dev/hda1 Fat16 31.35MB 1 Primary Partition
    02 /dev/hda2 NTFS 24.94GB 2 Primary Partition
    03 /dev/hda3 extended 10GB 3 Primary Partition
    04 /dev/hda4 ext3 512MB Linux Swap
    05 /dev/hda5 6GB Logical SuSE 9.3
    06 /dev/hda6 3GB Logical Fedora Core 4

    Free Space on XP

    With this I would have about 4GB left over in Windows Xp

    Also can the Linux Swap be inside the extended Partition or does it have to be outside it.
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    Swap can be anywhere you want, I believe.

    And with your second example there, you'll actually only have 1 GB free. Because:

    /dev/hda1 -- Primary
    /dev/hda2 -- Primary
    /dev/hda4 -- Primary
    /dev/hda3 -- Extended <-- This is the Last Primary Partition

    You've only assigned 10GB to the extended partition. You've used 9GB of it. In this case, you have basically thrown out whatever has not been assigned. Assign ALL of your left-over space to the extended partition, but only use 9 GB of it for Linux. In this way, you will have the left-over to format however you want.

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