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Re: Debian installer not finding free space





From: drvrddc@xxxxxxxxx
To: debian-user <debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 4:20 AM, Dan Purgert <dan@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
If it's MBR partitioned, you're already using up your four (4)
partitions (OS (C:\) ; Recovery(400MB); RECOVERY (D:\); Recovery
(800MB); and I'm not 100% sure if the EFI partition counts against you
too).

You would need to remove some of those partitions, and set up an extended
partition container in order to create logical partitions which you can
then install Debian to.

Though, since you already have four (five if we count the EFI
partition), perhaps the drive is already GPT partitioned ...


My computer is actually already GPT partitioned, I already made sure of that.


On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 5:42 AM, Fungi4All <fungilife@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


May I ask what version of windows is it that has terrorized your disk?
In a different discussion I brought up the subject (in reference to win10
being intentinally hostile to other cohabitating systems with uefi/boot protect)
and this is why I am asking. 
 
I have Windows 10 running on my computer currently.

I will attempt to combine 2 of the existing partitions. I am not familiar with any steps for this, so if anyone has tips on deleting and recreating partitions, that would be great. Also, I am unsure what the "disk 1" drive is. It seems to be 8 gb of free space, not doing anything. Should I just delete that?

Hold on, if you have a gpt partition why would you be limited in creating 123 more partitions?
But you need a gpt capable partitioning tool, like someone else mentioned the gdisk
Would the win10 disk management tool be limiting what is otherwise nearly unlimited?