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Odin_of_Asgard 05-12-2004 03:34 PM

FDisk partition types
 
Can someone tell me the difference between primary and extended partition

BlandoCal 05-12-2004 04:04 PM

I believe a primary partition is used if you plan to install an operating system on it, while a logical (extended) usually doens't have an operating system on it, although I believe it doesn't matter for Linux, here's some quick sites I found doing a search on google.

http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/.../msg02692.html
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/...ad.php?t=34063
http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/partLetter-c.html

Hope it helps

Mark


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