Partition neatness and order question ?

William Case billlinux at
Tue Jun 19 16:51:58 UTC 2007

Jeff thanks for the quick response;

On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 12:49 -0400, Jeff Voskamp wrote:
> Partitions 1-4 are primary partitions defined in the partition table in 
> sector 1 of the disk.
> Partitions 5 and up are logical partitions residing inside the extended 
> partition.
> You can't simply renumber the partitions since you'd have to pull some 
> out of the extended partition. However, using something like Partition 
> Magic you could possibly shrink one or more of the larger ones, create 
> partitions 2-4, copy over the contents and delete some of the higher 
> numbered ones.  It would take a while and not really buy you anything, 
> other than the nice numbering. :-)
> Jeff Voskamp
OK, Jeff, I can live with the numbers as they are.

Regards Bill

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