hda1, hda2 and hda3.. partitioning order
I had 3 primary partitions, hda1, hda2 [both ext2] & hda3 [fat32], and several other (not important here).
|<-- hda1-->||<-- hda2-->|<-- hda3-->|
The partitions were created in the order specified above.
After a while, I had to delete hda1 and hda2. Therefore, hda3 now became hda1 as seen from fdisk /dev/hda.
|<-- empty -->|<--hda1-->|
Then I recreated those partitions in the empty space. The problem now I see from fdisk /dev/hda is, the first two partitiones are labelled hda2 and hda3, while the 3rd FAT32 partition remains hda1 only.
|<-- hda2-->||<-- hda3-->|<-- hda1-->|
Why is it so? This is causing a lot of problems while mounting, unmounting in other distros. Can someone explain to me why is it that way, and what can I do to fix the numbering.
Thanks in advance...
Last edited by concoran; 10-04-2003 at 04:59 PM.