How to convert logical partition to primary partition?

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I have a 500GB hard drive and I have 3 partitions on it. One has Windows 8.1 and I would like to install Linux on the other drive. How can I change a logical partition to a primary partition without facing any problem. I used EASUS Manager but it nearly bricked my PC.

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How to convert logical partition to primary partition?


It is easy to create a primary partition but I’m not sure if it is allowed when done under Microsoft Windows. Whenever I dual boot my system before, I always do it using Norton Partition Magic which is a bootable CD used to partition the hard drive. I used it to boot the computer and create the partition there.

It runs on DOS environment. In your case, there is still a way to install Linux Ubuntu on the second partition. If you have 3 partitions on your hard drive then you have drives C, D, and E. Drive C is where Windows 8.1 is installed. The best option to install the second operating system is to install Linux Ubuntu on drive D but it should be a primary partition and can’t be logical.

Visit EaseUS Partition Master Free. Download and install it on your computer. Once installed, start Partition Master then delete the D partition. After this, you will now have a raw partition in your logical partition section located before drive E. Use Partition Master to resize the logical partition. Move the raw partition to the left or between the primary partition and the logical partition.

The raw partition should be outside of the logical partition. Visit Download Ubuntu Desktop and download the ISO file. Burn the ISO file on a blank DVD-R and then boot your computer using the Linux Ubuntu setup CD you burned on the DVD-R. Follow the instructions to install Ubuntu on the raw partition.

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