| Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 21:26:57 +0100
| From: Liam Bedford <lbedford at lbedford.org>
| On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 08:56:07PM +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
| > What if you make hda3 _and_ hda4 extended partitions?
| > (I can't do this, but you seemed to suggest it is possible.)
| I haven't tried it.. to do it on this machine would involve deleting
| partitions to try.. :(
according to some of the very confusing docs I read,
this does work --- for Linux --- but most(?) other
software fails to grok it. not surprising: when
you start considering branching the chain (having
(multiple) sub-chains), it rapidly becomes very
confusing and seemingly difficult to check/use.
I did half-heartedly try this when installing SUSE 9.1,
but the installer wouldn't let me do it. which is Ok,
I was only probing for curiosity's sake, and had _no_
intention of actually committing to such a layout.
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