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Old 04-26-2010, 11:17 AM   #1
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Do I need to have at least 1 primary partition on my HDD?


I'm wondering if I need to have at least one primary partition on my HDD or can i have only logical partitions? and why?

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You need an extended partition to contain the logical partitions. By some interpretations of the meanings of the terms, an extended partition is a kind of primary partition.

Certainly by the way the data structures are are stored on the disk, an extended partition is a kind of primary partition.

But many partitioning programs do not represent your choices as if extended were a kind of primary.

Anyway, you don't need any primary partition other than the extended partition that holds your logical partitions.

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You need an extended partition to contain the logical partitions. By some interpretations of the meanings of the terms, an extended partition is a kind of primary partition.

Certainly by the way the data structures are are stored on the disk, an extended partition is a kind of primary partition.

But many partitioning programs do not represent your choices as if extended were a kind of primary.

Anyway, you don't need any primary partition other than the extended partition that holds your logical partitions.
thanks, that answers my question.
 
  


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