Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Mar 11 16:56:14 UTC 2012

Double Dark wrote:
> I find one thing strange below:
>     The start and end of /dev/sda5 is 973217763 - 976768064,
> 	* but *
> 	the start and end of /dev/sda6 is 892379136 - 969025535.
> Why the end of /dev/sda5 is larger than the start of /dev/sda6?
> Shouldn't they rank from small to big?

That is not mandatory. You can first create a partition in the middle of 
the extended partition which makes it sda5. Then you can create a 
partition at the end of the logical partition which makes it sda6. And 
if you then make a partition at the start of the extended partition it 
will become sda7. Try it in a virtual machine.


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