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Automatic Partition Operations

  • 4.

    On the next wizard page, select partition type — Active (Active Primary), Primary or Logical.

  • 5.

    Typically Primary is selected to install an operating system to a partition. If the partition is for data storage, select Logical.

  • 6.

    Select Active if you want to install an operating system on this partition to boot at startup.

Note that if you enter a size of more than 2 GB, you will not be able to use the FAT16 file system on this partition. It will be disabled in the File System wizard page.

Partition type selection window

A hard disk can contain up to four primary partitions. If they already exist, Active and Primary options will be disabled and you will be able to select only the Logical partition type.

7.

On the next File System wizard page, select a file system. The wizard will offer you one of the Windows file systems — FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS, — or Linux file systems — EXT2, EXT3, ReiserFS, Swap — or to leave the partition Unformatted.

More details about the properties of main file systems, the operating systems, and disks are provided in the A.9 «File System Main Specifications» appendix.

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