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Old 09-09-2004, 10:51 PM   #1
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Primary, Logical or Extended partition?

What are the differences between primary, logical & extended partition?

What happens if i install linux(Ex:Redhat) on one of these partitions?

Old 09-10-2004, 12:25 AM   #2
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Not sure about the differences but windoze likes to be installed on primary partitions, ususally the first one, and Linux can be installed on any of the above.

I don't have windoze, but my drive is partitioned like this:

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1          49      393561   83  Linux
/dev/hda2              50        7198    57424342+   5  Extended
/dev/hda5              50         146      779121   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda6             147         632     3903763+  83  Linux
/dev/hda7             633        1240     4883728+  83  Linux
/dev/hda8            1241        1605     2931831   83  Linux
/dev/hda9            1606        2334     5855661   83  Linux
/dev/hda10           2335        3550     9767488+  83  Linux
/dev/hda11           3551        4766     9767488+  83  Linux
/dev/hda12           4767        7198    19535008+  83  Linux
The first one is /boot. Some of that was done by Mandrake, some of the rest was done by me installing Gentoo.

Linux is not to picky. It is windoze that you have to watch how you do the partitions.

Now maybe some other ?guru? will come along with something better.



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