howmany partitions per disk possible?

Alexander Skwar listen at
Wed Sep 13 05:59:46 UTC 2006

· Ewan Mac Mahon <ewan at>:

> On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 08:08:39AM +0200, Alexander Skwar wrote:
>> · Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at>:
>> > I mean there are no primary partitions on the disk at all!
>> That's impossible.
> ICBW, but being uber-picky, I believe it is possible to use an
> unpartitioned block device directly as a PV, in which case it 
> would not need a partition table.

Hehe, yes, you're right :)

But please see the context in which that was said. Tony said,
that he doesn't have any *primary* partitions but just an extended
partition. Extended Partitions *are* primary partitions.

But yes, you're right. With LVM, there's no need to have
any partitions at all.

Alexander Skwar
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