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I want to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. Here's my GParted configuration:

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I want to set all the unallocated space to use the NTFS system so I can store my media files.

dev/sda1 is MBR
dev/sda2 is primary partition for win7 application and installaion
dev/sda3 is primary partition for ubuntu11 application and installation
dev/sda4 is logical partition for /home and swap in ubuntu.

In GParted, I can't make a new partition. I got an error that said I can't have four primary partitions.

How can I do this? Or is there a problem with partitioning the disk like that?

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Extend /dev/sda4 to the end of the disk. You can only have up to 4 'primary partitions' on this disk. Once you expand it, you can create an NTFS partition (a Logical partition) at the end inside of /dev/sda4

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@how can i extend the /dev/sda4? I can't extend it on gparted :p –  Kit Ho Dec 22 '11 at 23:28
@KitHo gparted.sourceforge.net/larry/resize/resizing.htm half-way down explains it –  Canadian Luke Dec 22 '11 at 23:39
I don't know if it is locked (see the screen capture), The Resize/Move option is disabled when I point to my extended drive –  Kit Ho Dec 23 '11 at 14:17

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