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Re: No Sectors left of 120GB Drive



From: "Tony Nelson" <tonynelson georgeanelson com>
At 12:28 PM -0400 10/2/06, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
On Mon, 2 Oct 2006, Tony Nelson wrote:

At 11:02 AM -0400 10/2/06, Tom Diehl wrote:
 ...
>Will it let you make another primary partition?? I cannot remember
>if you can have 2 extended partitions or not.

I think one /can/, but it is contrary to specification (which you
showed below), which says there can be only one Extended partition
in a Basic partition table.  There can certainly be both an Extended
and an LVM partition in a Basic partition table.

but wouldn't that LVM correspond to just a primary partition?  thus
not violating the general rule of only one extended partition?

Yes.

In an abstract sense I'd love to know what limits a disk to only one
extended partition other than legacy and sloppy code. I've had two
extended partitions on other systems before. I think I did that with
the 2.0.x kernel tree at one time, too. All that's needed is simply
traversing the partition tables sensibly.

{^_^}


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