Partition neatness and order question ?
ted at rovingnetworks.com
Tue Jun 19 17:57:59 UTC 2007
> Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 12:34:37 -0400
> From: William Case <billlinux at rogers.com>
> Subject: Partition neatness and order question ?
> To: FEDORA List <fedora-list at redhat.com>
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> Over the last 3 Fedora installs, I have managed to get my partition
> numbers out of sequence.
> parted /dev/sdb returns:
> Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
> 1 8225kB 41.1GB 41.1GB extended lba
> 5 8258kB 90.5MB 82.2MB logical ext3 boot
> 6 90.5MB 1349MB 1258MB logical linux-swap
> 7 1349MB 9739MB 8390MB logical ext3
> 8 9739MB 30.6GB 20.9GB logical ext3
> 9 30.6GB 41.1GB 10.5GB logical fat32
> Starting correctly with number 1 (sdb1) then jumps to 5 (sdb5). How can
> I rename my partitions so that they go in sequence; sdb1, sdb2, ...
> This is simply a neatness fetish; the numbering is not presently causing
> any problems to the actual opeation of F-7. Am I best just to leave it
> alone, or is there a simple way or program that can re-number these
> Regards Bill
This one's easy. xxx1 through xxx4 are reserved for primary/extended
partitions. All logical drives within the extended partitions use xxx5 and
on, no matter how few primary partitions there are. Your extended partition
is probably sdb2. The only way to get the partition numbering continuous is
to use only primary partitions (sdb1 through sdb4) and then you're limited
to 4 partitions, at least with standard partitioning.
Having said that, there should be no reason to worry about the partition
numbers, except to made things "pretty".
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