In a recent discussion, I suggested that one can have more than one extended partition in the first (and subsequent) partition table. Some responders concurred.
I then tried to do it, and none of the tools on my machine will do it. They allow only one extended partition in the first table. Then--MANY logical partitions are allowed. (Each one goes in a separate partition table---ie the first table is the only one with 4 entries allowed)
Interesting nuance: It seems that--every time a logical partition is added, the tool also creates another extended partition in the same table. Is this then the link to the next logical partition?
What sets the limit on the total # of partitions in one drive?