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



jdow wrote:
> From: "Anne Wilson" <cannewilson tiscali co uk>
> 
> ===8<---
> I saw that, but see below
>> 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
>>                     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> 'may be an extended partition' - does that mean it should be, or it
> could be?
> IOW, would you do it that way?
> ===8<---
> 
> I do not understand your question. Any single one of the basic four
> partitions can be an extended partition. This may be partition one, two,
> three, or four. Logical partitions are numbered 5 on up. The way these
> partitions work there seems to be no reason you cannot have a disk with
> four extended partitions other than "it doesn't make sense." One is quite
> sufficient.
> 
Well, 4 would be overkill. But I can think of times when having more
then one would be handy. If you have a drive with more then one OS
on it, and you remove one OS, and want to repartition the space
freed up, you may end up with a chunk of free space, a primary
partition, and the your logical partition. My converting the first
partition to a second logical partition, you can split it into
several logical drives. (You will probably have to update /etc/fstab
and your boot loader after doing it...)

Mikkel
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  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!


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