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RE: partitioning a hardware RAID

Thanks to you both.  I will follow your advice.  -  Warren

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[mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Mike Burger
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 11:24 PM
To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: 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
>> /dev/sda2   *          6       18      104422+     83      Linux
>> /dev/sda3             19    17580   141066765      83      Linux
>> /dev/sda4          17581    17834     2040255       f      Win95
>> (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.

Mike Burger

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