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Re: Woody Installation Manual & partitions

On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 06:01:14PM +0900, ?$BAj;3!!D9OB wrote:
> Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 For Intel x86 Chapter 6 Section 3 hints as if we can
> install woody up to 63rd partitions.  Woody can be installable to up to 20th partitions
> using the default installer.  Please clearly state it in the manual so that no one mis-
> understand or try to install it.  After initial installation to within 20th partitions,
> we can move debian partitions beyond 20th partitions except /boot.  If you know better
> or simple way to install debian up to 63rd partitions, let me know.

AFAIK this is true on any architecture, because only 20 devices are
provided by MAKEDEV. And I think the i386 /boot limitation is on
physical cylinder numbers, not partition numbers, right?

Here is what I put in:

Index: partitioning.sgml
RCS file: /cvs/debian-boot/boot-floppies/documentation/en/partitioning.sgml,v
retrieving revision 1.57
diff -u -r1.57 partitioning.sgml
--- partitioning.sgml	2002/05/27 09:24:07	1.57
+++ partitioning.sgml	2002/05/31 14:49:51
@@ -203,7 +203,10 @@
 Linux limits the partitions per drive to 15 partitions for SCSI disks
 (3 usable primary partitions, 12 logical partitions), and 63
 partitions on an IDE drive (3 usable primary partitions, 60 logical
+partitions). However the normal &debian; system provides 
+only 20 devices for partitions, so you may not install on partitions
+higher than 20 unless you first manually create devices for those
 If you have a large IDE disk, and are using neither LBA addressing,
 nor overlay drivers (sometimes provided by hard disk manufacturers),

*------v--------- Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 --------v------*
|      <http://www.debian.org/releases/woody/installmanual>      |
|   debian-imac (potato): <http://debian-imac.sourceforge.net>   |
|            Chris Tillman        tillman@voicetrak.com          |
|                   May the Source be with you                   |

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