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I have tried to create a logical partition via Fdisk for a flash drive. The problem is that I choose the option -n to create a partition, of course , and fdisk gives me only two options "extended and primary". However, I want an option for logical partitions. Moreover, in a topic in the forum, a guy is able to choose logical partition option instead of extended.

The topic's link: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1659376

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In order to create a Logical partition, you must first create an Extended "partition". As stated in the forum post, an Extended partition is just a container, not an actual partition. This Extended container is what contains the Logical partitions.

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Rather than trying this using the console command fdisk, you may have more luck using the graphical tool GParted instead. I believe it will take care of the logical/extended flags for you, or at the very least will make it obvious which you need to use.

https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/gparted/

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Thank you sir for your attention but I have to use command line :) –  Eray Tuncer Aug 2 '12 at 18:57
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In which case you can also use cfdisk, which is still console mode but is easier to decipher. –  ImaginaryRobots Aug 2 '12 at 19:19
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