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Windows 7: How can I Recover the 20gb that i allocated for ubuntu linux

13 Jun 2013   #11
lehnerus2000

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GPT?

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There seem to be 5 Primary partitions listed in that screenshot.

If it was my HDD, I'd backup all of my important data and start again from scratch (i.e. delete everything, repartition and reinstall).
I don't think he has a problem because the 2GB and 18GB partitions are not NTFS partitions. They are in Linux format.
I use GParted from a Live Linux CD to pre-partition my HDDs.
It won't allow me to create more than 4 Primary partitions (mix of NTFS and EXT4) using the standard MBR setup.

Does GPT allow for an unlimited number of Primary partitions?


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13 Jun 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

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An MBR disk can have:
  • Maximum of 4 primary partitions
  • If an EXTENDED partition exists ... only 3 primary partitions can be on disk
  • EXTENDED partition is a container of many LOGICAL partitions.
For GPT read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table
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13 Jun 2013   #13
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Thanks Kaktussoft

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An MBR disk can have:
  • Maximum of 4 primary partitions
  • If an EXTENDED partition exists ... only 3 primary partitions can be on disk
  • EXTENDED partition is a container of many LOGICAL partitions.
That is what I thought.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Thanks for that link (I've actually read that before).

It seems like it is basically useless, unless you run Linux, OS X, a Windows server or have UEFI.

Does anyone here actually use GPT?
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