Mounting Extended Partition
I am new to Linux so please forgive the stupid questions.
What I am trying to do is mount a second hard drive that shows several partitions on it. Some are of ext2 & ext3 which I can mount without any problems. However 1(One) partition shows the file type as EXTENDED how do I mount that partition so that I can see what is in it? I am using Red-Hat 9. There are 7 partitions on this hard drive I can mount all but the EXTENDED.
Welcome to LQ.
You cannot. You can only actually have a maximum of 4 Primary partitions on your harddrive: hda1 --> hda4. However, this is not usually very helpful. In this case, one of the primary partitions is marked as an 'extended' partition and houses many logical partitions hda5 --> hda?.
If you type (as root) fdisk -l /dev/hdb (or whatever your second harddrive is) then it should list the partitions in all their glory. Here's the output I get when I do that:
Did that make sense/
Thank you so very much. I think I understand it now.
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