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I'm pretty sure, I have a 5gb secondary partition from a 20gb HD, and that's what I'm trying to install it to.The faq said think of the drives as numbers and not letter, so E:\ turns out to be 3. I tried hda3,hdb3,hdc3,and hdd3, and none worked.
Not true. If you partitioned with DOS fdisk or windows then usually
partitions 1-4 are called primary partitions
partitions >=5 or called logiical parititions or in DOS a logical drive in an extended partition.
A logical partition is the method by which you create more then 4 partitions. Since the original hard drive for the PC could only have 4 partitions. An extended partition is a special type of primary partition and in a nutshell is a container for logical partitions.
The way drives are assigned in DOS for two disks
The first disk primary partition is C:
The second disk first primary partition is d:
Then all of the first disk logical drives are assigned.
Then all of the second disk logical drives are assigned