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Xie Jiabao

I plan to change my computer running Windows Vista into a dual boot system
with Ubuntu linux as well. I wish to resize and partition my disk (single 160
gb hard disk). However, I find that my system came with 4 primary partitions
(the max # allowed). These include
1) 71 MB partition in EISA configuration
2) 2.5 GB primary partition
3) 136 GB partition (C:)
4) 10 GB recovery partition (D:)

I don't know what the 71 MB and 2.5 GB partitions are and can't access them.
Questions: How do I create a new partition (from C) when I already have 4
partitions? What are the two small partitions?
When I list volumes using diskpart I see only 2 volumes (C and D). Why don't
I see the other two?
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

I would suggest you install a second hard drive
in order to install another operating system.

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience -
Windows Vista Enthusiast

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I plan to change my computer running Windows Vista into a dual boot system
with Ubuntu linux as well. I wish to resize and partition my disk (single 160
gb hard disk). However, I find that my system came with 4 primary partitions
(the max # allowed). These include
1) 71 MB partition in EISA configuration
2) 2.5 GB primary partition
3) 136 GB partition (C:)
4) 10 GB recovery partition (D:)

I don't know what the 71 MB and 2.5 GB partitions are and can't access them.
Questions: How do I create a new partition (from C) when I already have 4
partitions? What are the two small partitions?
When I list volumes using diskpart I see only 2 volumes (C and D). Why don't
I see the other two?
 

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