# Partition

> I Don't think that's quite right.
>
> The extended partition is usually referred to as 5, with the logical
> partitions starting at 6.
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> When you go to create a primary, linux's fdisk always asks "1-4".

Try it It does not work.  At least not with fdisk
As I see it you can have 4 primary or 3 primary and 1 extended partitions.

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 784 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1             1       100    803218+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2           101       200    803250   83  Linux
/dev/hda3           201       300    803250   83  Linux
/dev/hda4           301       400    803250   83  Linux

Command (m for help): n
You must delete some partition and add an extended partition first
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On 2003-06-18 20:39:08 +0000, Amit Mehra wrote:
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> "You must delete some partition and add an extended partition first"
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Linux partitions on PC's use a partition system that is (braindead)
compatible with MSDOS and windows. The following stupid rules apply:

You can only have 4 primary partitions.
If you want more partitions, you must use logical partitions.
Logical partitions must live in extended partitions.
You can make one of your primary partitons into an extended partition.

To have more than 4 partitions:
You must delete some partition
You must add an extended partition

You can then have about a dozen logical partitions.

Richard


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