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Bug#49223: boot-floppy instructions: Special HD Partitioning for Win2000

Wichert Akkerman <wichert@liacs.nl> writes:

> Previously Geoffrey L. Brimhall wrote:
> > Here's the strict partitioning: A hard disk can have only 1 Primary
> > partition, and the rest of the hard drive must be allocted under an extended
> > partition. Within these extended partitions, you can have as many logical
> > paritions as you like.
> This does not appear to be true. Of friend of mine is using a system
> with more then 1 primary partition without any problems. He is also not
> convinced about your other problems...

I also use multiple primary partitions, no problem.  The DOS disklabel
allows a total of four partitions -- making a partition "Extended",
obviously, allows you to increase that number.  But assuming you only
wanted, say, three or four partitions on a disk, using primary for all
of them is fine.

I am more and more certain that this bug report is bogus, and probably
is mostly about the problems Geoffrey has had with dual-booting.  Now,
OTOH, I am sympathetic to the need to greatly improve the quality of
documentation on how to setup dual-boot machines.

Volunteers welcome.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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