Re: Debian installation
On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Bruce Perens wrote:
> OK - I went back a few messages and you did show us your partition table.
> > Boot Begin Start End Blocks System
> > /dev/hda1 * 1 1 163 82120+ Linux native
> > /dev/hda2 164 164 244 40824 Linux swap
> > /dev/hda3 245 245 1260 512064 Linux native
> > /dev/hda4 1024 1261 2484 616896 Extended
> Am I reading this right? Could the extended partition in hda3 be
> overlapping the one in hda4? I see hda3 ending at 1260 and hda4
> beginning at 1024. I think the problem is that I don't understand
> extended partitions, and thus I don't see what the difference is
> between "begin" and "start".
> > /dev/hda5 1024 1261 1870 307408+ Linux native
> > /dev/hda6 1024 1871 2484 309424+ Linux native
Something is wrong here. If Extended means what it does in the dos world
i.e. as opposed to primary, something is very wrong. hda1-4 should be
primary and hda5-... would be extended. This means that when it says
Extended, Extended is a type, such as linux native, dos fat, HPFS, NTFS.
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