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My existing hdd partition is as below:

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(parted) print                                                            
Model: ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End    Size    Type      File system     Flags
 1      1049kB  100GB  100GB   primary   ext4            boot
 2      100GB   304GB  204GB   extended
 5      100GB   104GB  4046MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)
 6      104GB   304GB  200GB   logical   ext4

I have 648.35 GB unallocated. What I need is as follows:

  1. I need a 110 GB hfs+ partition to restore my clonezilla backup of Lion OS
  2. Use around 300 GB of the rest of the unallocated space for data through 1 or more logical partitions
  3. Keep around 200 GB unallocated for any new OS or even Windows in the future.

My questions: 1. Is my planning correct? Or should I be doing something else? 2. If my plan is right then I can create the hfs+ partition right away at the end of the unallocated space using gparted right? This would be a primary partition right at the end of the hdd 3. For adding 300 gb to my extended partition do I need to use a live CD and then resize? I do not know how to do this 4. What else do I need to take care of for in terms of being able to login to use my Linux Mint (sda6) again without any hassle.

I have never done this before, so I want to plan this and get things right and not screw up my existing working Mint. So please do feed me explicit steps :)

Thanks, Ananth

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