This is the situation of my hard disk where i have installed SuSE 9.1, and where I'm going to install SuSE 9.3. The HD has two partitions:
1 primary, where resides the OS Windows C (40G).
1 extended, that has 3 logic units inside (80G):
- 1 data of Windows D (40G)
- 1 swap Linux (1G)
- 1 Reiser Linux (39G)
The partition utility of SuSE 9.3 cant to modify the proportion of the extended partition (in order to host only the Windows data D), so if i want to make another primary in this disk (for Linux or Win) its not possible because there is not more space , then, i want to rebuild the partitions to be like :
-> 1 primary Windows C (40G)
-> 1 primary Windows D (40G)
-> 1 primary linux Swap(1G)
-> 1 extended within (39G):
- 1 logical /boot
- 1 logical /home
- 1 logical /
- 1 logic FAT (to share the write form Linux and Win)
is it possible to change from extended to logical?
What is your opinion of the above partitions? What is the difference in terms of performance of extended vs logical partitions?
Please suggest me the way to have the best performance with my SuSE because my goal is compile the kernel from the sources and i don't want burn my CPU in the process
, and preserve the actual C partition.
The Fdisk Linux of my current system, shows in the bottom message:
linux:/home/benavides # fdisk -l
Disk /dev/hde: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hde1 * 1 5099 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hde2 5100 14592 76252522+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hde5 5100 10198 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hde6 10199 10325 1020096 82 Linux swap
/dev/hde7 10326 14591 34266613+ 83 Linux