Here is my situation. I'm currently in the process of attempting to triple-boot (or technically quad-boot I guess) my pc with Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Mac OS X Leopard. And I have my pc booting into DOS and from there I load Grub4DOS.
I partitioned my hard drive like this.
[DOS 100mb] [Windows7 200gb] [Ubuntu 50gb] [unpartitioned 4gb] [Leopard 50gb]
My problem, or at least the first problem I have encountered, is that I need to create a swap space for Ubuntu. When I try to do that in gParted with the unpartitioned 4gb, it tells me I can't have more than 4 primary partitions.
So after getting that message, I put in my Ubuntu disk because I figured I could do it during the installation. Well, Ubuntu lists the unused 4gb as "unusable."
I don't understand why gParted won't let me create a swap space partition because it shouldn't be a primary partition, right? And I don't understand why the Ubuntu installation cannot use the unused 4gb to make a swap space either.
Any help would be fantastic.