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Linux installation problem.

I got problem while creating partition. It says more that 4 partitions can't be created. Only one partition(E drive) is free space. What should i do? I have a fear that it may format my files

11/2/2019 2:52:31 PM

Youbraj Kafle

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Youbraj Kafle a drive can be formatted in two different ways, MBR and GPT. The main difference between them is that MBR only let's you to partition your drive up to 4 partitions, while GPT lets you partition it up to 128 paritions. Your drive has MBR, so you can't add more partitions. If you want to do so, you need to convert it to GPT first. There are many applications that do that for you, and you can also do it via the command line (cmd), but you might end up breaking your system, considering you probably never done it before. Make a backup before any attempt.


Which flavour of linux are you installing?


I believe you need a spare storage device or to use a virtual machine.