My existing hdd partition is as below:
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands. (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:
- I need a 110 GB hfs+ partition to restore my clonezilla backup of Lion OS
- Use around 300 GB of the rest of the unallocated space for data through 1 or more logical partitions
- 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 :)