[ILUG] dying hard disc - upgrade questions?
Steven Satelle (Service Desk)
Steven.Satelle at aer-rianta.ie
Wed May 26 08:16:36 IST 2004
Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Tue, 25 May 2004, Brian Foster wrote:
>> + extended partitions should only be be the last in each table
>> (and indeed, in the last (4th) slot of the MBRs table);
> Hmm, really? I've often created extend partitions in between primary
>> + there is an indeterminate number of logical partitions per
> There may be limits in how many an OS supports though, cant remember
> if Linux has such a limit. It definitely had a limit in how many
> partitions can be on a disk (least for scsi disks - was limited to 15
> - probably still is).
AFAIK, Scsi had a limit of 15, and IDE has a limit of (16 - 1(the extended
partition which cant be used)). This is not on OS limit, it is the disk
itself which cant handle it.
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