Alexandra Zaharia f0rg3r at
Thu Feb 28 05:05:35 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 3:17 AM, Gernot Hassenpflug
<aikishugyo at> wrote:
>  I suggest making the swap partition a primary one [...]

I'm really curious: why would you want to do that? I mean, why use up
a handy primary partition just for swap? I always have my swap
partition inside the extended one. My lack of understanding regarding
your suggestion comes from that fact that, being given a hard disk,
one is allowed to have up to 4 partitions on it: 3 primary and a 4th
one extended - which can keep more logical partitions inside. Linux is
a 'good guy' and accepts being installed onto a logical partition, but
other operating systems aren't: FreeBSD for sure and maybe Vista too
(not sure, the last Windows version I'm acquainted with is XP).

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 3:17 AM, Gernot Hassenpflug
<aikishugyo at> wrote:
>  I generally leave one partition free
>  between other used partititions so that repartitioning and/or moving
>  partitions is slightly easier.

...My point exactly. So keeping this in mind what's wrong with a
scheme such as the one below for the OP's concrete partitioning need?

PP = primary partition
EP = extended partition

[ ---- PP1: Vista OS ---- ][ ---- PP2: Vista/Linux storage ---- ][
---- PP3 /boot---- ][ -------- EP: swap+Linux+... -------- ]

Best regards,


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