howmany partitions per disk possible?

Alexander Skwar listen at
Mon Sep 11 13:53:06 UTC 2006

Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at>:

> 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!

No need to. Just be careful - but that's a given, of course.

> There seems to be plenty of scope for wiping the 
> whole disk if one is not careful,

Not really. Just don't type "o" :)

> 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.

Hm? What's strange about this? Extended partitions always only contain
logical partitions. They cannot, by definition, contain anything else.

Alexander Skwar
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