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Windows 7: Dual Boot- Debian with Win 7 32 bit (unusable partition problem)

22 Oct 2013   #1
DrMTR

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Dual Boot- Debian with Win 7 32 bit (unusable partition problem)

Hi sevenforums !

I have one problem. I want to install Debian linux along my Windows 7 32 OS on the same partiton. What i make:

1. Shrink the C partition, with windows integrated Disk Menagment and when try to install debian give me unusable partition space, similar like this:

Code:
/dev/sda
   /dev/sda1 ntfs                Recovery
   /dev/sda2 ntfs                C
   /dev/sda5 ext4                D
    unusable unalocated space        67000 MB
also try to Shrink the partition with integrated Gparted tool in debian, but the result its the same..

My current partition table is this:



How to make ext4 partition and install Debian along Win 7?


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22 Oct 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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/dev/sda5 ext4 D
unusable unalocated space 67000 MB

Can't see any unallocated space in dsik management screenshot! Also I don't see an ext4 partition in diska managemnt screenshot. Is win7 disk management screenshot as it is now? You can't shrink C now... it's very small already. Steps you can do:

1-defrag D
2-shrink D afterwards. It will give you unallocated space in disk management. Make unallocated large enough to hold linux. For example 50GB (=50000MB)

After shrinking post disk management screenshot so I can see you did it fine.
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22 Oct 2013   #3
DrMTR

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I merged that partition with C: after that, so because that you cant see that partition after

My partition table was similar like this table:



You see unalocated space.? The same is with me.. only i have D partition, on the pic doesnt

Looks like that i have 4 primary partition, and windows dont allow making more the 4 primary partition. Advice?
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22 Oct 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

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This is situation now?
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22 Oct 2013   #5
DrMTR

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
This is situation now?
yea, this is partition table in this moment.
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22 Oct 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

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Use partition Wizard to convert D to logical partition. HOME version is FREE! How to set partition as Logical with partition manager? Partition Wizard help. use aplly to apply the changes

after that in windows disk management.

1-defrag D
2-in windows disk management shrink D afterwards. It will give you unallocated space in disk management. Make unallocated large enough to hold linux. For example 50GB (=50000MB)

Post disk management screenshot again. So I can see.
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22 Oct 2013   #7
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Will DEBIAN just be used for hobby expermintal stuff? Or will it be the main OS?
So do you want LINUX as extra option in win7 bootmenu, or do you want WIN7 as extra option in LINUX bootmenu?
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22 Oct 2013   #8
DrMTR

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Dude, i want to install Debian on partitiot C:// not D://

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Will DEBIAN just be used for hobby expermintal stuff? Or will it be the main OS?
So do you want LINUX as extra option in win7 bootmenu, or do you want WIN7 as extra option in LINUX bootmenu?
Will be used for testing purposes. Yea i want LINUX as extra option in win7 bootmenu
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22 Oct 2013   #9
Kaktussoft

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On C?? I think you want to install DEBIAN in it's OWN partition. DEBIAN can't be installed on an NTFS partition.

Or do you mean you want to shrink C and use the "unallocated space" that appears afterwards for linux? Not a good thing to do... C is already very small. But you decide... it's your machine.
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22 Oct 2013   #10
DrMTR

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
On C?? I think you want to install DEBIAN in it's OWN partition. DEBIAN can't be installed on an NTFS partition.

Or do you mean you want to shrink C and use the "unallocated space" that appears afterwards for linux? Not a good thing to do... C is already very small. But you decide... it's your machine.
Yes i want to shrink C:// and use that "unallocated space" to install Debian. I dont have installed too many apps in Win 7, so i dont need too mush free space. So can be done this.?
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