I want to install Ubuntu with Windows 10. After opening GParted, I've noticed that there are about 4 partitions (I don't know what type they are). Then, as most tutorials show, I needed to create an extended partition. I took some space from Windows disk D. After that, I chose that unallocated space to create extended partition, but I couldn't because it was not available to click. I can create only primary partitions. What do I have to do?

I need to create an extended partition so that I can create logical partitions for home, swap and root. Can I do all this things in a primary partition?


Extended partitions are not used in GPT. Since you're using Windows 10, it's usually the case that your partition table is GPT and you can create as many primary partitions as you need. Run sudo parted -l, which should list the "Partition Table". If that's GPT, go ahead with creating primary partitions.

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  • My computer suppots UEFI, but after clicking F2 , I come to BIOS. Does it mean that my partition table is GPT? Maybe it is MBR? – user202912 Jun 22 '17 at 4:44
  • You mean you turned on legacy boot. No, that does not change your partition table. Legacy boot works just fine on GPT. But UEFI systems with Windows have GPT by default. – muru Jun 22 '17 at 4:45
  • As I've understood my partition table is GPT(am I right?) . You mean that I need to create 3 primary partitions for swap,home and root? – user202912 Jun 22 '17 at 4:50
  • Run sudo parted -l, as I have said in the answer. That should tell you whether you're right or wrong. – muru Jun 22 '17 at 4:50
  • You mean that I need to create 3 primary partitions for swap,home and root? Is it possible? – user202912 Jun 22 '17 at 4:52

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