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Re: De-activate a swap partition - I don't believe it!



From: "Anne Wilson" <cannewilson tiscali co uk>

One thing I need to know, before I rebuild the partition table.  Does linux
use anything like the DOS extended partition?  I've never seen any mention of
it.

===8<--- from "man fdisk"
A DOS type partition table can describe an unlimited number  of  parti-
tions.  In  sector  0 there is room for the description of 4 partitions
(called ‘primary’). One of these may be an extended partition; this  is
                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
a  box  holding  logical partitions, with descriptors found in a linked
list of sectors, each preceding the corresponding  logical  partitions.
The  four primary partitions, present or not, get numbers 1-4.  Logical
partitions start numbering from 5.
===8<---

Actually I believe multiple extended partitions are a valid if normally
silly construct.

{^_^}
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