I want to make another ext4 partition for my files in ubuntu but because I have both widowns and ubuntu installed when I format the specific drive , in windows it turns out that my hard is converted to a dynamic disk and I cant' access that drive in windows.how to make ext4 partition without that happening ?any help would be appreciated.


If you would like a gui tool I would recommend you use gparted

This is a great tool to easily manage all you partitions. You can resize, format, delete, etc.

To install type this into the command line

sudo apt-get install gparted

To run type this

sudo gparted

Now you would probably need to shrink your NTFS partition (the one with Windows)

Right-click on it and select resize or move.

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Now drag the slider to make space for your new EXT4 partition

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Click the resize or move at the bottom to apply changes.

Now right click on the empty space and select new

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Now choose EXT4 as the partition and click add

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Finally after you have properly formatted your drive with all of its partitions, click the green tick at the top to apply changes. enter image description here

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