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How to change a parrtition from primary to logical

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Would like to begin running multiple operating systems; have two partitions on disk 0; both are primary; want to change one from primary to logical.  How can this be done?

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Do you have a current backup image of the drive? It's recommended in case there are any problems when making partitioning changes.

To change the partition type:

  1. Start DD.
  2. Select to use the Manual Mode.
  3. Right-click on the partition you want to convert and select Convert.
  4. Then select to change it to a Logical partition.

Is there a specific need for the conversion? If you only have two Primary partitions on the drive, you can still have two more or one more and some Logical partitions.

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Partition type changed successfully. Thank you for step-by-step instruction, on my first try I did not see the scroll down option to Convert from Primary to Logical. 

I plan to run multiple OSs and in each case store data in a seperate partition from the OS and Apps. and make the system partition primary and data partition a logical partition.

KC

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Accidentally made duplicate post

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Accidentally made duplicate post