Partition neatness and order question ?
bmobile40 at bellsouth.net
Wed Jun 20 18:34:17 UTC 2007
If it isn't broke, don't fix it. That's my philosophy.
On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 10:57 -0700, Ted Marshall wrote:
> > 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>
> > Message-ID: <1182270878.3257.10.camel at CASE>
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> > Hi;
> > 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, ...
> > sdb6.
> > 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
> > partitions?
> > --
> > 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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