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Old 7th June 2010, 03:32 PM
trilip Offline
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Question Convert Unallocated space to Free space

Hi, I was trying to install Fedora 13, on to my laptop. I have 30 GB of unallocated space in extended partition. When trying to install Fedora 13, I got stuck, as the installer says that there is no free space for installation.
Need help for u ppl... Is there any way by which I can convert the unallocated space into free space. Thx in advance...

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Old 7th June 2010, 04:48 PM
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Re: Convert Unallocated space to Free space

Hi trilip-
I don't think there is any difference between "unallocated" and "free" in this context - but there are a number of ways such drive space can be unusable. The most common is to not have the free space actually inside the extended partition.

If you run gparted it will show you what the situation is, or
fdisk -l
and figure it out from the partition sizes.

If you don't have a working linux, you can download the gparted Live Disk, which is a handy tool to have for emergencies.
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