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I have 4 partitions on my Hard disc:

  1. System reserved - 100 MB - (Windows 7 create it)
  2. C: - 145 GB- (My Windows 7 sp1 installed in it
  3. D: -210 GB- (I use It for my softwares)
  4. E: -210 GB- (I use it for my multimedia)

my hard disk also have 60 GB unallocated space, I want to use this for installing Ubuntu alongside Windows. In Ubuntu 13.04 live DVD I use gparted and try to create new partition but it show an error message that say: It's not possible to create more than 4 partition.

How I can solve this problem without lose my data and OS.

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marked as duplicate by Karan, KronoS, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, 8088, Brad Patton Apr 30 '13 at 1:56

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See: superuser.com/questions/337146/… –  Canadian Luke Apr 29 '13 at 16:47

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You are not going to be able to do this unless you get rid of one of those partitions, this is because you just can't have more than 4 primary partitions. However, if you do get rid of one them you could create and extended partition in its space, and in that even more logical partitions. Hope to have been of help.

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That is not strictly speaking true. The new GPT partitioning format will allow pretty much unlimited partitions. That said, using GPT is not trivial and requires BIOS support. Have a look at msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/gg463525.aspx –  davidgo Apr 29 '13 at 7:49
    
I know, but if his computer is complaining, then he currently is not using GPT. Also, as you say, changing it to that may be a small nightmare, the fact he does not want data loss would also not help unless he has some HDDs. –  ohope5 Apr 29 '13 at 10:01

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