Gernot Hassenpflug aikishugyo at
Thu Feb 28 05:10:50 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 2:05 PM, Alexandra Zaharia <f0rg3r at> wrote:
> 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).

This is just so that you have another primary partition which you can
change if necessary. It's just my preference.

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