Re: partitioning 45 gig HD
On Sat, Feb 03, 2001 at 10:07:29PM -0800, Nick wrote:
> Does anyone have experience partitioning large Hardrives and making Lilo happy?
> I don't know much about the 1024 cyclinder except that you need to install root somewhere before it.
> How can I tell w/ my drive? Using a IBM Deskstar ATA/100 45 Gig
> I wanna make:
> /data maybe?
> How do I know when to use primary vs. logical?
To get around the 1024 thing put the line -
in your /etc/lilo.conf file or use the -L option.
# lilo -L
As far as partitioning primary vs. logical I think you can have 2 or so
primary and as many logical as you need. I may be wrong on that. I'm
sure someone will correct me if I am. I don't think it matters that
much. cfdisk or fdisk won't let you create more primary partitions than
you are allowed anyway. I generally start with a / primary partition.
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