My problem is that I want to partition my disk so there is no conflict between debian & win 7 AND that they can both access my files. I have a 1 TB hard disk. I installed Windows first, it created automatically 3 partitions :
- SYSTEM, about 100 MB
- A disk Image for recovery purposes, 15 GB
- The main C: partition with the rest
I then reduced the size of C: to 100 GB and started the installation of Debian (I'm not a pro user). I reached the partitioning part and now I have a problem : It writes that the 3 partitions created by Windows are primary partitions, but I searched the internet & tried : there can be only 4 primary partitions... and Windows can't read "logical partitions" (LVM).
I wanted to add 3 partitions in the free space :
- One for the linux root, 20 GB
- One for the swap (18 GB)
- And all the rest (more than 800 GB) for the shared NTFS partition
Now I'm wondering how to achieve this. Is it possible to merge some partitions without troubles ? I just want to be able to write or read in a directory, no matter which OS I use.
The best I had looked like this :
- Primary, 105 MB, NTFS (SYSTEM created by Windows)
- Primary, 107.4 GB, NTFS ( resized C: partition )
- Logical, 20 GB, EXT4, mount for /
- Logical, 18 GB, swap
- Logical, 850 GB, EXT4 (Shared space, but logical & EXT4)
- Primary, 15 GB, NTFS (Recovery Image)
Thanks for all help.