How to change disk dividing error before installing linuxmint?

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avex
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How to change disk dividing error before installing linuxmint?

Post by avex » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:44 pm

Hi!
I made mistake and now one of my logical disk with personal datas (/dev/sdb5 - ntfs - on the picture) is within extended disc (/dev/sdb4). I must move /dev/sdb5 upper and rename it to /dev/sdb4. And other space 39.35 Gib will be unallocated to install LinuxMint and swap area.
Please help to fix my mistake. Sorry for my English.
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Re: How to change disk dividing error before installing linuxmint?

Post by Laurent85 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:34 pm

MSDOS partitioning is is limited to 4 primary partitions, 3 already exist. With only 1 left you can create a 4th primary partition OR an extended partition containing logical partitions.

So there is no way to achieve what you are asking for. Keep your logical partition and create (or move) logical partitions within the sdb4 extended partition.
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