not enough partitions
gwirth at sciti.com
Sat Aug 4 20:00:26 PDT 2001
At 09:24 08/04/2001 -0700, Robin Rowe wrote:
>Hi. I have a hard drive with ext2 (primary), swap (logical), and NTFS
>(primary) partitions. It's a large drive with a lot of unused space. I want
>to carve up the remaining space into several partititions, but cfdisk only
>offers to make one last primary partition, then there are no more partitions
>Why can't I make the fourth partition an extended partition and put as many
>logical partitions in it as I want?
>Should the NTFS partition have been created as a logical partition rather
>than as a primary? I don't want to delete that partition and reinstall
>Windows. Can I convert it into a logical partition without destroying it?
You can do all of that and more with Partion Magic 6.0 from PowerQuest. It even handles the NTFS 5 partions form Win2000. I have used it to convert NTFS to FAT32 and back, and also moved my ext2 partitions.
As it happens, Gene Barlow of User Group Relations gave a presentation on PowerQuest products last month to the San Diego Computer Society, and gave us a great discount. $30 plus shipping will get you a copy. Send me a private e-mail and I'll give you the User Group code if you want to order on-line, or if your coming to the meeting this Thursday I'll have order forms there.
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