how not to initialize HD

Mike Wright mike.wright at mailinator.com
Sat Jul 31 23:16:42 UTC 2010


Darr wrote:
> I agree that 3 primaries don't need to be used before an extended partition 
> is created for logical volumes (I've done 1 primary and 1 extended before, 
> too), but why is there no /sda4 ?
> 
> i.e. If the extended partition was /sda2 would the first logical volume 
> *still* be /sda5? 
> 

Yes.  1 thru 4 are reserved as primary.  The first partition within the 
extended will always be #5.


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