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Old 16th April 2011, 08:13 PM
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Could not alllocate partitions installing F14 with Win7

Hello All -

I'm trying to dual boot F14 along side of Win7 and I'm running into partitioning errors -

"Could not allocate requested partitions: not enough free space on disks"

I used the Win7 Disk Management to shrink the C:\ drive by 100G, and the Disk Utility in F14 shows the unallocated space.

Here is what the current layout looks like:
--210Mb bootable (sda1)
--168Gb (sda2) --Win7
--105Gb unallocated -- Future home to F14
--31Gb extended (sda 3) -- not sure what this is used for
--31Gb (sda 5) -- Lenovo drivers
--16Gb (sda 4) -- Lenovo restore

Am I running into the partition limit I have been reading about?
If so, is there a way to get around this? I really don't want to delete the partitions yet.

If it's not the partition limit, what else could it be?

Thanks Bispter
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Old 16th April 2011, 10:31 PM
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Re: Could not alllocate partitions installing F14 with Win7

Yes, you have already used the four possible primary partitions (sda1-sda4). The only way to create additional partitions is to move the unallocated space inside the extended partition (sda3). Then you can create logical partitions (sda6-...)
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Old 16th April 2011, 11:31 PM
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Re: Could not alllocate partitions installing F14 with Win7

Thanks. Can I use the Disk Manager from Win7 to do this? And when I go to install F14, I just point it to the extended region?

Sorry for the questions, I never did this before, and really don't want to screw it up, it's a brand new laptop
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