So here is the issue: I have a 500 GB Hard Disk in my laptop, currently I have linux (Debian 9) installed on it. Now I wanted to dual boot my laptop with Windows 10/8.1/7 in one of my 60GB unallocated space, but I can't install windows 10/8.1 in that unallocated space even after formating it as NTFS in gparted.
You see the problem in it.?? I think the problem is that I have 1 extended partition containing 2 logical partitions, 1 is ntfs (DATA), 1 is ext4 (linux/root)...I want to change this so that i have at least one primary partition for windows.
The error that windows 10/8.1 gives me is during installation is: "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information,see the setup log files." The solution on different forums for the issue is basically to delete my whole partitioning system and do clean install windows, but that will cost me around 200GB+ of important setup and other data.
So what I'm looking for is to instead of deleting my all partitions, I want to convert the free space or the logical partition into primary partition in order to install windows.
You can see that the two partitions 5&6 can be converted but not the 7, which is the 60GB logical partition.
Also I tried to move the sda6 partition thinking maybe if i could have free location at the end sectors, then i might be able to create a primary partition, but then gparted gives me this error and says that i have to use chkdsk /f on windows to fix the partition and when i booted from a live windows dvd and tried the command there, it doesn't work either and gives strange errors.
I did tired different methods in the last two days, but no success.
My goal is to install windows along side linux, and it seems windows can't be installed inside an extended partition, so I need to create a primary partition for it
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks