> I Don't think that's quite right.
> The extended partition is usually referred to as 5, with the logical
> partitions starting at 6.
> When you go to create a primary, linux's fdisk always asks "1-4".
Try it It does not work. At least not with fdisk
As I see it you can have 4 primary or 3 primary and 1 extended partitions.
Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 784 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 100 803218+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 101 200 803250 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 201 300 803250 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 301 400 803250 83 Linux
Command (m for help): n
You must delete some partition and add an extended partition first
On 2003-06-18 20:39:08 +0000, Amit Mehra wrote:
> "You must delete some partition and add an extended partition first"
Linux partitions on PC's use a partition system that is (braindead)
compatible with MSDOS and windows. The following stupid rules apply:
You can only have 4 primary partitions.
If you want more partitions, you must use logical partitions.
Logical partitions must live in extended partitions.
You can make one of your primary partitons into an extended partition.
To have more than 4 partitions:
You must delete some partition
You must add an extended partition
You can then have about a dozen logical partitions.