Unalocated partition

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  1. ward

    ward Registered Member

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    I want use the unalocated partition of disk 5 as a place where I can insert several content. How do I "prepare" that partition to create a useful partition?

    Here a picture of the situation

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    On your disk #5 is already 4 basic partitions. According to the MBR specification, number of primary partitions can't be more than 4.
    Possible solutions:
    Remove the 4th partition ('backup capsule'? for what it there?) and..
    Then increase third (extended) partition on all unallocated space. And in extended partition you can create few logical paritions. or..
    You can create 1 basic volume, 4th partition.
    You can still convert the disk to GPT, but it is fraught with difficulties in working with PC.
     
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    Thank You fireworker.
    Below is an example of the sitition that I chosed, is that a good solution, and is it also possible to create a partition of the unalocated space?

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    Is that a good solution, and is it also possible to create a one primary partition on the unallocated space.
    One more thing. Why do you need the extended partition if it is small and contains only one logical partition? Extended makes sense to do large, containing several logical inside. IMHO.
     
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    Yep, mayby it's better to create the extended one.

    Thank You very much for your explanation.
     
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