Just a warning of the 63 partitions in a Pata disk.
Current cfdisk stops to disply after 59 partitions but can be used to partition up to 63.
Current fdisk stops at 60 partitions.
Use Gparted or Parted Magic to see the full list.
An example of "fdisk-l" showing the Pata limit is here
. The hda there has 63 partitions, as indicated by Grub's menu.lst but hdc has only 59 partitions inside because I got a big Vista partition in hdc3.
The Sata sda and sdb have the maximum 15 partitions as reported by Dudyoo.