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Re: partitioning a hardware RAID



On Wed, June 1, 2005 7:19 pm, Ed Wilts said:
> On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 04:57:57PM -0400, Warren Lamboy wrote:
>> "fdisk -l" tells me that I have the following device:
>>
>> Disk /dev/sda:  733.4 GB, 733468426240 bytes
>> 255 heads, 63 sector/track, 89172 cylinders
>> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
>>
>> Device    Boot     Start       End      Blocks     Id       System
>>
>> /dev/sda1              1        5       40131      de      Dell Utility
>> /dev/sda2   *          6       18      104422+     83      Linux
>> /dev/sda3             19    17580   141066765      83      Linux
>> /dev/sda4          17581    17834     2040255       f      Win95 Ext'd
>> (LBA)
>> /dev/sda5          17581    17834     2040223+     82      Linux swap

>> 2.  My reading of the table above indicates that the swap partition
>> overlaps with the extended partition.  Am I interpreting this
>> correctly?  If I am, is this arrangement normal?  Is it desirable?
>> Does it cause any potential problems?
>
> That's normal - don't worry about it.  You can have only 4 primary
> partitions on a disk.

The only potential problem, that I see, is that the current swap partition
takes up all of the extended partition.

He may have to remove the swap partition and the extended partition, and
then create a new extended partition, into which he can then recreate the
swap partition and any new partitions he needs.

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