howmany partitions per disk possible?

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Mon Sep 11 13:08:36 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 13:10 +0200, Alexander Skwar wrote:

> > I've already shrunk the PV, I now want to shrink the partition.
> fdisk is the tool to use for this - you'll delete the partition
> and create a new one, which starts at the same spot. Finito - 
> partition has been shrinked. :)

fdisk scares me rigid! There seems to be plenty of scope for wiping the
whole disk if one is not careful, but thanks for the tip.

In the mean time, I've taken the coward's way out and re-installed.
Given my partitions were peculiar anyway (one extended containing two
logicals, no primaries at all), it was probably the right thing to do.

Since it is quite an old laptop, I chose to install Xubuntu from scratch
as well.

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