howmany partitions per disk possible?

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Mon Sep 11 09:37:33 UTC 2006


On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 07:25 +0200, Alexander Skwar wrote:
> ยท Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at>:
> > BTW, I asked this before, but I want to resize a partition used as a
> > physical volume,
> pvresize is the tool to use for this. But why do you want to do
> this?

pvresize will resize the physical volume but not the partition it is in.
I've already shrunk the PV, I now want to shrink the partition.

I have my swap space as a logical volume and hibernating was unreliable
on my laptop (Dell Latitude C.400), i.e., sometimes it would work,
sometimes it wouldn't. I was trying to make space for a dedicated swap
partition to see if that made any difference.

For some reason that escapes me at the moment, I seem to have one
extended partition on my disk with two logical partitions, so the
partition I am trying to shrink is hda6.

I could probably do with starting over again.

Having played with things a bit more since, I'm not 100% convinced
putting swap in its own partition will make any difference.

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