I got a new laptop with Windows 7. I resized the windows partition and installed Ubuntu 10.10 to the free space using manual partition, with several partitions for /boot, /, /home, swap, and another to be formated as ntfs to share files with the Windows 7 boot.
All worked perfectly in the ubuntu side, but the disk management of Windows 7 sees all partitions as Primary and don't let me format the one i set aside for ntfs. I always thought that there could only be 4 primary partitions, so seeing 9 primary partions was unexpected. With all my previous computers this worked fine and i could use both systems to access the common data partition.
There is a screenshot of Windows 7 Disk Management:
What should i do to fix this so i can format this common data to ntfs from Windows, failing that how to format a partition as ntfs from linux ( i expect that to be more risky that from windows)
Edit: This is the output of fdisk -l
Disco /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 cabezas, 63 sectores/pista, 38913 cilindros Unidades = cilindros de 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Tamaño de sector (lógico / físico): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Tamaño E/S (mínimo/óptimo): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Identificador de disco: 0x949ef5d2 Dispositivo Inicio Comienzo Fin Bloques Id Sistema /dev/sda1 1 5 40131 de Utilidad Dell /dev/sda2 * 6 1918 15360000 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda3 1918 8258 50931829+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda4 8259 38914 246238209 5 Extendida /dev/sda5 8259 8271 97280 83 Linux /dev/sda6 36969 38914 15624192 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda7 8271 14350 48827392 83 Linux /dev/sda8 14350 16781 19529728 83 Linux /dev/sda9 33321 36969 29296640 83 Linux /dev/sda10 16781 33320 132852736 83 Linux Las entradas de la tabla de particiones no están en el orden del disco
The partition 10 that I wanted in ntfs appeared as of linux type, even when in the installer i didn't select that. I tried changing that to ntfs with the Disk Utility and it stalled changing it. Installed GParted but every time i run it crash with
glibmm-ERROR **: unhandled exception (type std::exception) in signal handler: what: basic_string::_S_create
Finally changed the type with fdisk to 0x07. The output of fdisk changed only in this line
/dev/sda10 16781 33320 132852736 7 HPFS/NTFS
Now Windows 7 shows this partition and only this partition as being inside an extended partition. Is there a way to validated my partition table as correct before it bombs.