Create Partition in 1TB HDD [SOLVED]

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JoHubb
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Create Partition in 1TB HDD [SOLVED]

Post by JoHubb » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:52 am

Newish to Mint, running 18.3 Mate. Updated to level 4.

I have a 1TB HDD. It is free space - unallocated. I would like to create a 250GB partition in this for encrypted documents - LibreOffice.

When I try to do this using the Disks Manager I end up with:

"Error creating partition"
Don't know how to create partitions this partition table of type `PMBR' (udisks-error-quark, 0)


In the Disk Manager menu I chose 'Compatible with Linux systems (ext4)'

My PC is dual boot but both boots run off other drives.

Any help gratefully received.
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Re: Create Partition in 1TB HDD

Post by JerryF » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:20 pm

Try using Gparted instead. If you don't have it installed, you can get it through Software Manager.
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Re: Create Partition in 1TB HDD

Post by JoHubb » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:31 pm

Thanks, JerryF,

Perfect. Job done.

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Re: Create Partition in 1TB HDD

Post by JerryF » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:45 pm

Good to hear that Gparted worked!

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Re: Create Partition in 1TB HDD [SOLVED]

Post by rawill » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:31 am

A good recommendation for me too.
Just used it to recover an unmounted partition.

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