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Old 09-01-2005, 05:48 PM   #1
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no hda4?


hello

i just used a linux instaler to create partitions

1- hda1 ext2
2- hda2 fat32
3- hda3 fat32

and then i created the swap partition

but i got no hda4, the swap partition is hda5, why?

i used a partition maker inside the instalation of a "local" linux distro

thanks!
 
Old 09-01-2005, 05:59 PM   #2
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hda4 will be your extended partition. you can only have 4 physical partitions hda1-4. the last one (or earlier if chosen) will be an exntended partition which will then contain an arbitrary number of logical partitions, starting with hda5.
 
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hda4 is the last primary/extended partion, and hda5 is the first logical partition.
 
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i wanted to

100gb

2500MB hda1 - ext for linux
2500MB hda2 - ntfs for xp
500MB hda3 - swap
RESTMB - hda4 fat32 to store and work with the files in both operating systems with no problems

does having a extended partition really change anything? maybe i should install microsoft windows xp in fat32 that way i only need three partitions


what do you think?

thanks!
 
Old 09-01-2005, 09:24 PM   #6
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is it causing you a problem? why are you even concerned about this? there will be absolutely no performance hit whatsoever, so i'd suggest forgetting about it. The way you are installing linux is not optimal at all though, an effective installation should be done using multiple partitions, and you may come unstuck if you force everything into a single partition with no good reason to do so.
 
  


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