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Old 10-31-2004, 07:04 PM   #1
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what means Extented and primary


hello right now i am planning to install college linux on my desktop I have two hard drive one is for college linux and other is for lfs how would I do this
 
Old 10-31-2004, 07:20 PM   #2
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extended partition is an extension to the limit in dos partition table being able to only have 4 entries in it.
That way rest of the partitions can be in the extended partition (offen called as a logical drive).
 
Old 10-31-2004, 07:22 PM   #3
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yeah to summarize, you can have 3 primary partitions and as many logical partitions as you like.
 
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The first PC hard drives had a limit of 4 partitions. To overcome this limit the extended / logical drive scheme was created. The orginal 4 partitions are now called primary partitions. To create more then 4 partitions one of the primary partitions is desginated as an extended. In a nutshell an extended partition is a container for logical partitions.

The max number of partitions you can create on an IDE drive is 64.

http://storagereview.com/guide2000/r...artitions.html

I not familar with the college linux installer.

http://www.collegelinux.org/docs.php...&id=1073191776

Last edited by michaelk; 10-31-2004 at 08:10 PM.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:03 AM   #5
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thanks for the deatail rather i have install slackware (back agian)
college linux don't have option to tell what i want to do.

by the way my loacate command is not working , maybe i will replace it with a new package
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:16 AM   #6
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sometimes you have to update the locate database (I am assuming by saying 'it's broken' you mean it isnt returniong results you expect).
I think the command to update it differs across *nix's, but it's usually something like "updatedb" or "locate.updatedb".
btw, instead of locate you can use find. Example: To find the syslog...
Code:
cd /
find | grep syslog
 
Old 11-01-2004, 02:12 PM   #7
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yea i thing u r right but i cannot use update nor updateb

so u are saying i should make a link to the file syslog

/var/log/syslog


or other file
 
  


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