On Tuesday 25 May 2004 21:30, Paul Jakma wrote:
> > + extended partitions should only be be the last in each table
> > (and indeed, in the last (4th) slot of the MBRs table);
>> Hmm, really? I've often created extend partitions in between primary
The OP said you _should_ put logical partitions in hda4, and I agree.
Disk Druid didn't used to allow you to add a further primary partition
once you had added an extended partition -
I don't know if that is still the case.
I iaagine your method would cause chaos if you deleted a logical partition.
> > + there is an indeterminate number of logical partitions per
> > extended;
>> There may be limits in how many an OS supports though, cant remember
> if Linux has such a limit. It definitely had a limit in how many
> partitions can be on a disk (least for scsi disks - was limited to 15
> - probably still is).
I came across this with RedHat 9 a year or so ago.
I had sda15, and the system objected.
When I enquired (I had 3 months free advice)
I was told that RH only allowed 15 partitions.
I tried pointing out that 15 is <=15, but didn't get anywhere.
When I got rid of sda15 the problem went away.
I must say I thought this was a RedHat rule rather than Linux.
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