netinst.iso - a "learning experience"- Part (-1) Gparted Live
On Sat, 05 May 2012 17:38:10 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> Using Gparted, I could not find a way to create ONE partition using all
> the space of the TWO now 'deleted' partitions.
What does Gparted now say? How it detects the hard disk partitions? Is
there any allocatable free space? Is it contiguous? Can you upload a
snapshot of the disk layout?
> Were my expectations flawed?
Life is a mistery :-)
> Should Gparted have be capable of that?
Generally speaking, yes.
> A general partitioning question
> - where would I find comparative definitions of
> [Primary, Extended, and Logical] partitions?
In brief, to all effects both partitions (primaries and logicals, the
extended is a special one) are pretty similar with these usual
- There can be only 4 primary partitions
- There can be only 1 extended partition
- You can have 3 (or less) primary partitions and then add any arbitrary
number of logical partitions (the limit is your hard disk space)
- Some OSes cannot directly boot from a logical partition (*BSD?)
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