On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:48 PM, Craig White <craigwhite azapple com
> sounds more like the case where you have 3 primary partitions + 1 extended partition which itself is also a primary partition and thus, you reached the limit.
Thanks Craig for the reply. I realised this after I sent the mail and
am feeling stupid right now. So I guess nothing can be done without
destroying one partition or is there any other way. Is there anyway
that might allow me to add the new partition into the extended group.
I know that this is not the support channel but since the thread has
already reached this far, I am asking this question here.
you can use "parted magic" live cd (recommended) or any other live cd wich has gparted on it (like system rescue cd) to resize the extended partition, this way the new partition will be type "logical", built inside the extended one.