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Old 04-03-2005, 11:26 AM   #1
amanjsingh
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Extended Partition Trouble


Hello guys,

I am back again.

I have this Question to ask, I want to install Red Hat 8 on my PC. I have WinXP on my NTFS Primary partition. The rest are three Logical Partitions in one Extended Partition. Will the Linux treat all my Logical partitions as one whole Space? Coz if it will, then I will have to back up my data in those three partitions.

Thanks a lot for bearing with me.

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Aman
 
Old 04-03-2005, 12:03 PM   #2
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No, it won't. An extended partition can't be partition untill a logical partition is created within it. Linux should treat them as three logical parititions, not one.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 12:05 PM   #3
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Linux will recognise all of the partitions on your disk(s), primary and logical, as separate and discrete partitions. You can install to any of these partitions, so long as they meet minimum requirements for size, but remember that you will need to create a swap partition also.
BTW you should have backups of the data on your partitions anyway, if you value that data. It's an easy thing to delete a partition by mistake.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 12:13 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot. Thanks a lot for your help.

Regards

Aman
 
Old 04-03-2005, 12:19 PM   #5
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If possible don't install any version of Redhat 9 and below since they are now obsolete/discontinued products and there are no more security updates for them from Redhat. Take a look at fedora.
 
  


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