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Old 05-06-2014, 09:47 PM   #16
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1, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are all primary partitions.
No, 1 is a primary, the others are all logical. You might want to read the link below as it gives a very detailed explanation with different examples of partitioning schemes including this:

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In this screenshot, for example, the extended partition is the second primary partition (sda2), and first logical partition number is still 5 (sda5). So whether an extended partition is the last primary partition or not, the logical partition number always starts with the number 5.
http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2011/09/18...ions-in-linux/
 
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:13 PM   #17
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DJ Shaji and yancek,
Thanks for the information. All these years and I've never created a logical partition in Linux. Never too late to learn.
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