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Re: device /dev/sda16 not exist?

T <mlist4suntong@yahoo.com> writes:

> Hi, 
> I just created a FAT32 partition using Win2k at /dev/sda16.
> But when I tried to mount it under Linux, I get:
> % mount /dev/sda16 /mnt/tmp1/
> mount: special device /dev/sda16 does not exist
> why the device not exist? It's there:
> $ fdisk -l | grep sda16
> /dev/sda16          23510       24792    10305666    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

If you look at the device numbers for sda16 and sdb under linux I
think you will see why.  For some reason the kernel only allows 15
partitions for SCSI drives.  Of course, there may be some way to
create new partitions that I don't know of, now that the kernel has
increased from 16 bit device numbers.  (I just checked, and the
makedev documentation still states that only 15 partions are allowed.)

Carl Johnson		carlj@peak.org

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