Yesterday, I was on the phone, helping a friend install lenny on a new laptop. We used the Vista partition tool to shrink the windows partition, leaving free space between the win and the recovery partitions. Booted the install cd, and I had him go into manual partitioning. We were going to make a primary for / and an extended for /home and swap, but we couldn't figure out how to create the extended partition. I even booted up an install cd on one of my computers, and I couldn't find it. He was burning out, so I walked him through creating / and swap, both primaries, and the install proceeded without problems. But I still want to know - how do you create an extended partition with the debian installer? (Note: if I'd been there with my friend, or if he hadn't burned out, we could have booted a live cd and used cfdisk, but that didn't happen.)
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on 2009-10-30 23:14, edited 2 times in total.