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Thanks, Bob!  I guess I should have kept going with fdisk instead of
wimping out.  I probably would have gone down that path eventually.

I asked two of my friends familiar with this (both Debian users, in
fact) and both of them answered with "I don't remember exactly how that
works, but it does."

As always, the debian-user list is a wealth of useful, timely help and
info... 


Thanks again (to everyone, for the list itself as well!)

-dh



Robert D. Hilliard wrote:
> 
> On Sun, 06 Jul 1997 15:34:46 -0700, Dan Hugo <dhugo@reallycool.com> wrote:
> 
> > What to I do with extended and logical partitions when I have three
> > physical paritions on my drive already?
> >
> > In other words, I have hda1,hda2,hda3, and I would like to add more than
> > hda4.  Assuming I am using fdisk, how to I properly add the logical
> > partitions?  Do I make the remaining drive space an extended partition
> > and then add logical paritions there?  Am I mixing up the terms?
> 
>      In fdisk, give the 'n' command.  When asked primary or extended
> choose 'e' for extended.  Give starting and ending cylinders to use
> all available space.  Then give the 'n' command, and choose 'l' for
> logical.  Assign starting and ending cylinders for the size you want;
> repeat until all logical partitions you want and can fit on the disk
> are defined.  Then give the 'p' command and study the partition table
> carefully.  When you are satisifed with the results, check it again
> (this is analogous to the old carpenter's rule of measure twice, cut
> once), then give the 'w' command.
> 
> Bob
> 
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