Up front, I am sorry for my inexperience, but have just installed my first Linux system, F10, and very much confused about partitioning. I have a new 250 GB HD on which I installed Fedora. Being unfamiliar with Linux, left the majority of space unpartitioned. I thought I may be able to try to install Windows on this partition later, but doubtful that would even work. Regardless, I would now like to integrate the extended portion to Linux. I have been going through the LVM guide, but see nothing about how to allocate an extended partition to a logical volume. Below is the result of fdisk -l.
/dev/sda4 is the portion of disk space that I am referring to. In LVM manager, when highlighted, "initialize entity" is not an option. BTW, all of my partitions are currently uninitialized...what are the advantages of initializing them? Is there any way to switch the "extended" partition to a logical volume without affecting the OS now, so that I may utilize all available HD space?
Would the process Commonplace did work to add the extended partition to the VolGroup00 (http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...ed+partition):
"expand VolGroup00's Logical View, highlight LogVol00, click the 'Edit Properties' button, and click 'Use remaining' and 'OK'."???
Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 25 200781 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 26 6399 51199155 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 6400 7419 8193150 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 7420 30401 184602915 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 7420 7929 4096543+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 7930 8184 2048256 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 8185 30394 178401793+ 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda8 30395 30401 56196 83 Linux