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Re: "No Free Primary" with Linux 6.1



Elisheva wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I am installing Linux 6.1 on my Dell Laptop.
> 
> Once I get to the partition table, two partitions are already used by
> NT.
> 
> Device        Type
> hda1            OS/2 HPFS
> hda5            OS/2 HPFS
> 
> This means that if I want to set 3 more partitions for my Linux : /boot
> /root /swap.
> I will need to use extended partitions.
> 
> The question is how do I use fdisk to add an extended partition when I
> am in the basic install phase, <cntr><alt>[f2] does not help ??.

When you create a partition in fdisk, I believe it will ask
you whether you would like a primary or extended partition.
Of more concern to you is whether you can get /boot under
the first 1024 cylinders with NT's hda1.

	- Kevin Colby
	  kevinc grainsystems com



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