I needed to split my hard disk into 5 partitions for installing Ubuntu 11.04. The first one (*) was for system reserved - 100mb, second (C) was the installation of Windows 7, third (D) was for my work files, fourth (E) was for my multimedia (pictures, music etc.) and the last one was for Ubuntu 11.04. After doing so, some warning appeared telling me something about "can't boot..." I don't remember (stupid of me), and after doing so, all partitions got simple volume and not primary partition, even where my operating system is. Now when I boot with Ubuntu CD, to install, when I want to format the partition I made just for Ubuntu, there is none of the previously made partitions for Ubuntu installation and swap space, just two partitions - the first 160gb and the second - 150gb. The system is booting correctly and working correctly but it is kind of weird, is there any way to change it to primary partition? I used EASEUS Partition Master Home edition to convert them safely, but the option isn't there to use!!! So I have two questions, first:
What happened with my partitions and is it worth converting them? What are the cons and pros about simple and primary partitions?
And the second question:
How to install Ubuntu 11.04 to another partition like I done so far ( but when I boot with the Ubuntu cd I burned) to recognize the free space or the recently made partitions, not only two like before (it recognized only two partition, one was C and the second was E )? - that is the main problem :P
I know this is long question (2 questions) but I'm really desperate to fix this two problems...