[CentOS] Can't create partition even though free space is available

Ruslan Sivak russ at vshift.com
Tue Mar 30 02:24:37 UTC 2010


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I'm working with XenServer 5.5u2, which is basically CentOS 5.  I'm
having trouble creating a partition.  I should still have free space in
the extended partition, but it won't let me create any more logical
partitions.

Is there anything I'm doing wrong or is this a bug in fdisk?

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sda: 1999.8 GB, 1999844147200 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243133 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         499     4008186   83  Linux
/dev/sda2             500         998     4008217+  83  Linux
/dev/sda3             999      243133  1944949387+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5             999      108959   867196701   83  Linux
/dev/sda6          108960      216920   867196701   83  Linux

Command (m for help): n
Command action
   l   logical (5 or over)
   p   primary partition (1-4)
l
No free sectors available
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