I'm trying to create a logical partition inside an extended partition but
gparted doesn't let me do it.
- System: Ubuntu 16.04
- Partitioning software:
/dev/sda1: extended partition (covers all the space)
/dev/sda6: 32GiB system root partition
/dev/sda7: 113GiB data partition
/dev/sda5: 664GiB main data partition
- 114GiB Free space I want to use as new partition, not as a part of
/dev/sda8: 8GiB swap
Do I have to
umount the system root partition?
Is there a workaround?
Is it just a bug?
Why does this happen?
I don't want to run a live CD/USB just to create a partition.
Yes, I know partition numbers are not ordered, but I'm using UUID anyway so who cares. I also know there are almost 70GB missing. This is because GiB is not equal to GB, and the brands sell HDD with measuring unit of 10^12 bytes instead of 2^40 bytes.