I'm trying to create a primary partition to install Win10 (on sda8) as i now need to use it for some things. I did not think i would be needing windows and the things i want to do are not working in a VM hence the install. I have found a few posts on different forums trying to change logical partitions to primary, but i'm not sure i can follow those given my logical partition is inside an extended partition.
Am i right in saying that sda1 is primary, sda2 is extended and contains sda 5-8 logical partitions. Gparted will not allow me to do this or resize sda2 to get unallocated space outside of it to use. sda 5-7 are my /, /home and a /storage which need to be left untouched.
Is it possible to get sda8 outside of the extended and as a primary partition to install Win10 on. Either using sfdisk or a free live usb.
I currently have this partition layout from fdisk:
Disk /dev/sda: 1.8 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x2f009394 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 2048 46874623 46872576 22.4G 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda2 46876670 3907028991 3860152322 1.8T 5 Extended /dev/sda5 46876672 105467903 58591232 28G 83 Linux /dev/sda6 105469952 979630079 874160128 416.9G 83 Linux /dev/sda7 1082032128 3907028991 2824996864 1.3T 83 Linux /dev/sda8 979632128 1082030079 102397952 48.8G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT Partition table entries are not in disk order.
and this from sfdisk:
label: dos label-id: 0x2f009394 device: /dev/sda unit: sectors /dev/sda1 : start= 2048, size= 46872576, type=82 /dev/sda2 : start= 46876670, size= 3860152322, type=5 /dev/sda5 : start= 46876672, size= 58591232, type=83 /dev/sda6 : start= 105469952, size= 874160128, type=83 /dev/sda7 : start= 1082032128, size= 2824996864, type=83 /dev/sda8 : start= 979632128, size= 102397952, type=7