Re: Debian installation
On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, John T. Larkin wrote:
> > > > 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
> > > > /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.
> This assertion is incorrect. If you want extended partitions, in either
> dos or linux, the 4th primary partition is labeled "extended" and
> the partition information for the extended partitions and the extended
> partitions themselves are contained within /dev/hda4.
Then how come the kernel says something like hda1, hda2 <hda5,hda6>
shouldn't it be hda1, hda4 <hda5,hda6> I take this to mean I have primary
on hda1 and an extended on hda2 with logical hda5, and hda6 in it. (or
something like that language, not sure on the extended/logical thing).
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