> I was wondering could you do weird stuff like change the partition table
> to say that the extended partition starts later, and that the first
> extended partition was actually a primary one..
>Yeah, you should be able to do this (using linux fdisk). Just be sure to get
a (preferably printed) copy of the output of fdisk -l /dev/hda first in case
it all goes horribly wrong. (Maybe you could use dd to back up the current
MBR & partition table too.)
For the above, delete /dev/hda5 and create a new primary one with the same
dimensions. To be sure, before you write the new partition table, you could
do a "verify partition table" from within fdisk and make sure the number of
unallocated blocks is the same as it was before.
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