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Old 17th October 2010, 10:15 PM
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Convert ext4 primary partition to logical

Hello
I'm trying to convert big ext4 partition to logical. I was able to do that with Arconis Disk Director Home 11 with swap and ext3 partition, but it doesn't recognize ext4.

Unfortunately I can't copy 2TB data to another HD
Now I have:
Pri /boot ext3
Log / ext3
Log swap swap
Pri /media/X ext4 <- 2TB


Sorry for bad english.
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Old 17th October 2010, 11:02 PM
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Re: Convert ext4 primary partition to logical

I don't think it will happen.

Logically, for it to do that there must be some free space preceding
the partition - enough to use to create the definition of a logical partition
(which then contains the existing partition as a logical entry).

Your best bet is to find a way to make a backup...
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Old 18th October 2010, 06:54 AM
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Re: Convert ext4 primary partition to logical

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Originally Posted by jpollard View Post
I don't think it will happen.
Logically, for it to do that there must be some free space preceding
the partition - enough to use to create the definition of a logical partition
(which then contains the existing partition as a logical entry).
I have some free space on ext4 partition so I can resize it, but in my case i can move only end of partition. When I try resize from beginning gparted tels mi that there is bad superblock for ext2 partition.
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Your best bet is to find a way to make a backup...
Unfortunately it's impassible, but if I already have extended partition I could resize my big ext4 from beginning, next resize extended and in it make new partitions.

But why I can't move beginning of ext4?

End next thing: Why Arconis can change partitions to/from logical to/from primary without any free space (Or with 1-3MB) even on ext3?

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