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Re: dell 4000

From: "Jacques L'helgoualc'h" <lhh@free.fr>

> Derek Broughton a écrit, lundi 11 février 2002, à 09:14 :
> > From: "Klaas Gadeyne" <Klaas.Gadeyne@mech.kuleuven.ac.be>
> [...]
> > > Is this so??  I thought you could have more logical ones...
> > >
> > in the first place it's four primaries - one or more of which are
> Only *one* `container' is allowed with usual tools as c?fdisk.

Oh - I had never seen such a restriction, but then I hadn't tried to do it
either.  I'll bow to your expertise .

> > However, while there may be a limit to the number of logical partitions
> > allowed, my system has 3 primaries, (/hda1 is still Windows, /hda2 is
> > and /hda3 contains 6 logical partitions /hda5-/hda10 with the rest of my
> > linux system).
> If you  don't need seeing a  logical v?fat partition from  the dark side
> system©, it is safer setting the container type to `Linux extended' (85)
> than to `Extended' (05), as especially hda5 can be messed up.

Well, thanks for that.  I didn't know that either.  And in checking I see
that I do, indeed, have a type 05 partition.  Annoying to hear though, since
hda5 is the most important partition on my system after the /boot partition.


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