howmany partitions per disk possible?

Jared Buck jared.buck at
Sun Sep 10 21:52:27 UTC 2006

Try using BootIT NG, which is free.  it does a good job of resizing.

On 9/10/06, Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at> wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-09-10 at 23:21 +0200, Alexander Skwar wrote:
> > Yep. You'd need to remove one of the existing partitions, though.
> > You'd then use this partition number to be your "Physical Volume" (PV)
> > which will be used to create a "Volume Group" (VG) and in this
> > VG you'll create as many Logical Volumes (LV, partition, if you
> > like) as needed. The partition would span the whole available space.
> If I was setting up a new system, I would create only two, or possibly
> three, partitions. One for /boot, which cannot be in LVM and the other
> as a physical volume containing three or possibly two logical volumes.
> One for /, one for /home and the other for swap.
> On a laptop, I'd be tempted to put swap in its own partition rather than
> in a logical volume. Hibernating is supposed to work with swap in an LV,
> but my laptop does not hibernate reliably.
> BTW, I asked this before, but I want to resize a partition used as a
> physical volume, but I cannot find a nice tool that will do it. Neither
> gparted nor qtparted will resize such a partition. I'm not keen to play
> with fdisk, it just sounds far too scary!
> Regards,
> Tony.
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