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Old 12-27-2009, 06:25 AM   #1
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Question structure/layout of a linux partition


Hi all,

I have recently rewad in some tutorials that structure/layout of
a linux partition is as shown here :-

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/d.../partition.png

now is this same layout/structure used for both primary and logical
partitions ?
 
Old 12-27-2009, 06:30 AM   #2
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Well that's not a partition layout, that's a filesystem layout. Despite having different "types" a partition is just a nominal code, and not really used for anything. It's the filesystem inside it which makes it ext2 etc. As such it's irrelevant if it's primary or logical.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 08:23 AM   #3
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Hi,

Simplistically, a partition is nothing more than a container. Within that container you will construct a 'filesystem' that will be used to support the system. On a hard disk subsystem you can have multiple partitions, which are limited by the OS definitions. Look at the partition link for a detailed definition.

 
Old 12-27-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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Hi all,

I have recently rewad in some tutorials that structure/layout of
a linux partition is as shown here :-

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/d.../partition.png

now is this same layout/structure used for both primary and logical
partitions ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_partition
 
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:51 AM   #5
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Why would just blindly post a link without any discussion??
 
  


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