One Final Question On Partitions - Sorry!
hi.darren at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 06:28:24 UTC 2007
I have re-read all of the partition e-mails several times.
There has been several mentions of more than 4 partitions, especially
where a dual boot system has been created. I have read about the history
of partitions in the Wikipedia (VFAT, FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT2,
EXT3.....) and am starting to be able to quote dates from memory (very
sad :) )
My questions are: How are people creating more than 4 partitions? The
obvious answer to me is by using a extended partition. But can I only
have one extended partition with many logical partitions? I have played
with Partition Manager and Gpart, with several combinations, including
one suggestion of what happens when you put the swap position in the
first position ahead of the root, and ahead of Windows (It worked just
My goal (and please don't hesitate to comment either positively or
negatively) is to create the following:
partition 1 - Linux swap 2 GB
partition 2 - XP OS & program files 40 GB
partition 3 - NTFS data 160 GB
partition 4 - Linux root - 40 GB (I know, way to large. I can always
partition 5 - /home - 158 GB - I like the separate home partition as
suggested for protecting the data during upgrades. Good suggestion from
I have a 400GB HD as my computer only has a spot for one only. It's a
Dell............ about sums that up. Don't ask about the video card
either :). But it works, its stable, and I am having fun. Since
Christmas I have re-built/reformatted both OS's 5 times. I just scored a
copy of Ghost, so now I will be really dangerous. Instant partitions
with data! Sure beats the Windows install disks plus 400+ MB of updates.
Thanks everyone. Sorry for dragging on about the topic.
There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't. Duh.
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