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I would like create a new partition and volume on a tri-booted system. The boot setup is Windows 7 64 Home Premium/Fedora 15/Ubuntu 12.04. I was trying to do this ...
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    Can a New Partition and Volume Be Created on a Tri-booted System?


    I would like create a new partition and volume on a tri-booted system. The boot setup is Windows 7 64 Home Premium/Fedora 15/Ubuntu 12.04. I was trying to do this using parted in the command line on Fedora. When I ran print I got the following:

    Model: ATA WDC WD3200BEVT-6 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 320GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos

    Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
    1 1049kB 106MB 105MB primary ntfs boot
    2 106MB 181GB 181GB primary ntfs
    3 181GB 182GB 524MB primary ext4
    4 182GB 320GB 138GB extended
    5 182GB 250GB 68.2GB logical lvm
    6 250GB 250GB 499MB logical ext4
    7 250GB 252GB 1999MB logical linux-swap(v1)
    8 252GB 262GB 9999MB logical ext4
    9 262GB 320GB 57.6GB logical ext4

    Looking at the Disk Utility program in Fedora it says that Volume Group vg_elw (sda5) has 44GB of unallocated space. Can a new partition be installed on the 44GB of unallocated space? When I was originally setting up the system it said to leave space if I wanted to add partitions.

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    You are limited to 4 primary partitions, but you can add as many logical partitions as you want.

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    Am I going wrong on how I want to partition the drive? I wanted to partition that unallocated 44GB (sda5) starting at 206GB and ending at 250GB. Using parted it said "The closest location we can manage is 250GB to 250GB." I am completely and utterly confused.

    Model: ATA WDC WD3200BEVT-6 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 320GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos

    Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
    1 1049kB 106MB 105MB primary ntfs boot
    2 106MB 181GB 181GB primary ntfs
    3 181GB 182GB 524MB primary ext4
    4 182GB 320GB 138GB extended
    5 182GB 250GB 68.2GB logical lvm
    6 250GB 250GB 499MB logical ext4
    7 250GB 252GB 1999MB logical linux-swap(v1)
    8 252GB 262GB 9999MB logical ext4
    9 262GB 320GB 57.6GB logical ext4

    (parted) mkpart
    Partition type? [logical]?
    File system type? [ext2]?
    Start? 206GB
    End? 250GB
    Warning: You requested a partition from 206GB to 250GB.
    The closest location we can manage is 250GB to 250GB.

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    I have never used mkpart before. I you are having trouble figuring out mkpart you should try Gparted. It has a gui and is a lot more intuitive. It's should be in just about any repo.

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    LVM itself is an Extended partition. Its not easy to resize/shrink it and create new partition outside it. You can create new Logical Volume inside LVM.

    Fedora installer creates Logical Volume by default. Boot up Fedora ( or activate LVM in other distro ) and check how many volumes are inside /dev/sda5.
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