what disklabel to set on a hd I am reusing for a Linux only system
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Wed Aug 25 05:53:20 UTC 2010
Robert Swanson wrote:
> The reason I was asking, was I wanted to get away from the msdos extended
> partitions. The last hard drive that bit the dust was because of some sort
> of failure in the extended partition and I wasn't able to recover any of the
> data. I did have it backed up, but it caused a much larger problem than I
> would have had by having the seperate partitions.
I really doubt that. If you had a disk failure that scrambles your
partition tables, all bets are off. Partition tables don't just have
"some kind of failure" on a whim.
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