• Sorry, you already have 4 primary partitions created !


    Hey,
    I am a new user of Antergos today I tried to install but I have a problem with partitions, normally I can create 5 partitions, the first one is pre-created “reserved to system” the second one for windows the third one is where i save all my files, the two lasts partitions I create a swap area and the root. but in this distribution I haven’t be able to create the last partition :( please help me !
    alt text This is a screenshot of my partitions

  • I’m sorry, but I don’t see your screenshots😞.

  • However, perhaps this article might help?

  • When I clicked to the + sign to add a new partition for swap area, an alert appear saying that I have already 4 primary partition so I can’t add anymore :(

  • Strange. I have never really encountered that before! However, @fernandomaroto and @joekamprad both know more about partitions than I do, so perhaps one of them would be able to help you😀.

  • Thanks anyway, I will wait your friend :)

  • It sounds silly, but have you just tried rebooting? Sometimes this can work out some weird kinks.

    Hope this helps!

  • Yes I tried this.

  • Hi i no longer remember how many partition we could have as primary. But i’d recommend you to create as extended partition, i have antregos as extended, see screenshot:
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  • Is your hard drive MBR (Master Boot Record) or GPT (GUID partition table) formatted? MBR supports only up to four primary partitions or three primary partitions and one extended partition.
    Maybe this is the problem.

  • make one extended partition instead and inside the Antergos-Linux partitions…
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  • Thank you all how can i mark the topic resolved ?

  • I have used the extended option !

  • @HLGeek , to sum it up, just FYI, it s obviously due to this

    @AgentP said

    Is your hard drive MBR (Master Boot Record) or GPT (GUID partition table) formatted? MBR supports only up to four primary partitions or three primary partitions and one extended partition.

    Strictly speaking, older hardware with Windows only ever allows 4 primary partitions, because the phrase “primary partition” is only applicable to MBR partition tables and MBR partition tables only allow four primary partitions.

    However, if you use a GPT partition table (available since Windows Server 2003 on 64-bit versions of Windows) you can have up to 128 partitions and do not need to distinguish between “primary” and “extended” partitions.

    Depending on your computer model, you might not have the option of using a GPT partition table on your boot disk, because Windows only has native support for booting GPT disks via UEFI, not via BIOS.

    What changed with Windows 8 is that computers sold with Windows 8 must (in order to be certified) support UEFI booting. They must also ship configured to UEFI boot; as a consequence of this they must be shipped with GPT partition tables.

    So, all you have to do is follow @joekamprad s suggestion, above.
    Cheers

  • Glad to hear your issue is solved, @HLGeek! Hope to see you on this Forum again in the future😀.

    Good luck and welcome to Antergos!

  • @anarch thanks for the welcomed extended explanations! ;)

  • @joekamprad , the learning proccess takes eternity…and more. You ( I ) never know enough. :)

  • @anarch true! never stop learning/relearning!

  • @joekamprad said in Sorry, you already have 4 primary partitions created !:

    @anarch true! never stop learning/relearning!

    Couldn’t agree more😀.

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