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Old 10-28-2003, 03:31 AM   #1
Starburn
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Post Hard Drive / Partitions


Just wondering if somebody could explain this to me;
My "D:" drive is referred to as hda5 when really its the 2nd partition on my first hdd, so shouldn't it be hda2? :/ (Windows is installed on hda1 (C: ), all my windows programs/other files etc. on 'hda5' (D: ))... linux is installed on a second hard-drive with three partitions (Linux, swap, home dir).


Also: is there any way to change the size of the swap partition without losing everything on the drive? :/

Thanks
 
Old 10-28-2003, 04:08 AM   #2
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1 2 3 and 4 are for 'primary' and 'extended partitions'. 5 onwards are for 'logical' partitions residing in the 'extended' partitions.

in your case, /dev/hda5 is a logical partition.

non-destructive resizing is the term for that. look for parted howtos in www.google.com/linux
 
Old 10-29-2003, 10:59 AM   #3
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Cheers.

Anywhere that explains this primary/extended + logical partitions more? Im just wondering why my D: drive is a logical partition
 
  


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