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Old 09-16-2004, 06:09 PM   #1
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Question four partition maximum?

I have a spare computer that I would like to install three linux distros on. It currently has 3 partitions: boot, redhat9, and swap. I would like for it to have 5: boot, 3 distros, and swap. Unfortunately, when I run fdisk off the gentoo installation CD, it appears to only allow 4 partitions. Isn't there a way to install three distributions, preferably without needing a boot disk? (I don't trust floppies)
Old 09-16-2004, 06:12 PM   #2
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Make one of your primary partitions as Extended, and you'll be able to create plenty Logical Disks - partitions.
Old 09-16-2004, 06:21 PM   #3
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Wow, thanks for the quick reply!

Anyone have a link or some basic info on getting started with extended a logical partitions? Can it be done with fdisk alone?
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cfdisk is a bit more graphical (not GUI, just more graphical in the console)

Here's a link that might help explain some stuff:
Old 09-16-2004, 06:58 PM   #5
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Thank you kindly. I used cfdisk from knoppix. I believe it was successful.


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