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Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40060403712 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4870 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1218 9783553+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 1219 4870 29334690 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 1219 2436 9783553+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 2437 3654 9783553+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda7 3655 4870 9767488+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
P.S.I have Windows XP and not 95 and where is hda3 and hda4?I have my Linux Installed on hdb and what is LBA
I have two hardrives, one containing Windows and the other Linux.The partition I want to access is in Windows and is D drive and I formatted it with Fat for linux compatibility.I assumed it is hda2 since C: drive is hda1.
Partitions 1-4 are called primary partitions and when hard drives first were introduced to the PC world this was the max amount you could have.
To overcome this limitation the extended / logical partitions were developed so now you can divide the drive into 64 partitions. A primary partition is designated as an extended partition. Then logical partitions are created within the extended partition. logical partitions have IDs >=5.