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Old 01-21-2004, 05:06 AM   #1
SBarretDolph
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partitioning with Cfdisk


I set up my partitions as such

part1 / (primary)
part5 /swap (logical)
part6 /usr (logical)
part7 /home (logical)

when I get to the mount file menu I have the list

part1
part2
part5
part6
part7

What should I do about part2? I mounted the root with ext3, swap as swap, and usr and home as reisfs? If I mount 2 I have to mount it as something but will that affect /usr and /home?

Cordially,
S. Barret Dolph

PS. This is for installing Sourcemage
 
Old 01-21-2004, 05:48 AM   #2
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The partition 2 is an extended partition. In a nut shell it is a container for logical partitions and does not get mounted. You do not need to do anything about partition 2.

Way back, when hard drives for personal computers were first introduced you could only have 4 partitions. Well when hard drive started increasing capacity 4 partitions were not enough. So the extended partition was borne. The first 4 partitions are called primary and partitions >=5 are called logical.
 
  


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