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Re: Installing debian, dual boot on 1 TB disk?

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I think that I had same problem some time ago. First I shrinked
Windows partition with gparted on Ubuntu* CD. When I tried to create
new partition for Debian, it said something like "You have too many
primary partitions. The maximum of primary partitions is 4. You can
create multiple partitions by removing one partition and creating a
new 'extended partition'. I did this and I was able to create
partition for Debian and swap partition.

(*I'm not familiar with text mode install partitioning which Debian
uses so I used gparted in Ubuntu CD to make sure that I won't
accidentally remove Windows partition.)

I hope that this helps.
On 06.02.2012 18:36, Arief M Utama wrote:
> Hi all,
> I thought I'm already a veteran user until I discovered I know
> almost nothing about this problem today  :-D
> Got a problem here, I have a laptop with  pre-installed windows,
> the partition scheme is more-or-less like this:
> - 100M partition (hidden) - seems like a Windows-helper partition
> (I read something about it, forgotten now) - ~960 GB Windows
> partition - ~20GB Recovery partion -  ~10M another part of recovery
> partition
> When I tried to install debian, What I did was shrinking the 960GB
> partition to ~900GB, then I thought I could have ~60GB for linux.
> But then it said the free space is unusable, I cant do any
> partitioning on it.
> Anyone familiar with this problem? Is this something to do about
> the partition table can't handle large disk size issue?
> Any help and pointers are appreciated.
> Please CC me on your replies as I am not subscribed to debian-user 
> currently.
> Thanks :-)
> All the best. -arief

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