I have a bit of a problem with disk partitions on disk which is shared
between Linux and Win95. The problem is that I have a single 6Gig disk,
with a DOS primary partition and then an extended partition that
contains my Linux root and swap partitions. There is still 2Gigs of
space left on the disk!!
I have pasted in the information below from Win95s fdisk. I now want to
create an extra windows partition but Win95's fdisk won't let me create
a primary, extended partition (since one of each already exists), or a
logical partition (since the extended is full).
Display Partition Information
Current fixed disk drive: 1
Partition Status Type Volume Label Mbytes System Usage
C: 1 A PRI DOS 2047 FAT16 33%
2 EXT DOS 2204 36%
Total disk space is 6181 Mbytes (1 Mbyte = 1048576 bytes)
Is there anyway of getting around this (bar the obvious partition
shifting method)? Is this just a case of fdisk being crap or is it
impossible to have two (or more) primary dos partitions?
I can send anyone more info if they need it.
John Mc Donald,
Dept. of Computer Science,
National University of Ireland,
Email : johnmcd at cs.may.ie
Phone : +353 -1 - 7084589
Fax : +353 -1 - 7083848
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