[SATLUG] Let the dispute begin

Steev Klimaszewski threeway at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 20:03:15 CDT 2011


On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 8:01 PM, Steev Klimaszewski <threeway at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 7:06 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Othniel Graichen wrote:
>>>
>>> Regarding separate boot partitions --
>>>
>>> You can only have 4 primary partitions so the
>>> example given with 3 distros and LVM
>>> is Totally maxed out and NOT extensible to more OSes.
>>
>> Who said anything about LVM?
>>
>> Maxed out at 3? Hardly.  Here is my layout right now:
>>
>> /dev/sda1   *           1          13   /boot       100M
>> /dev/sda2              14        1229   Ubuntu 9.04  10G minus
>> /dev/sda3            1230        1594   Swap          2G
>> /dev/sda4            1595       38913   Extended
>> /dev/sda5            1595        2900   lfs-6.5      10G
>> /dev/sda6            2901        4206   lfs-6.5      10G Aug 2009
>> /dev/sda7            4207        5422   Ubuntu 9.04  10G minus
>> /dev/sda8            5423        6728   lfs-66       10G
>> /dev/sda9            6729       11951   /usr/src     40G
>> /dev/sda10          11952       14563   /mnt/backup  20G
>> /dev/sda11          14564       15869   /home        10G
>> /dev/sda12          15870       19786   /data        30G
>> /dev/sda13          19787       21092   lfs-20110110 10G
>> /dev/sda14          21093       22398   lfs-20100816 10G
>> /dev/sda15          22399       23704   lfs-6.7      10G
>> /dev/sda16          23705       26136   Ubuntu 11.04 20G
>>
>> I used to have sda17, but removed it.
>>
>>  -- Bruce
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>
> Needs moar lfs
>
That being said, what Othniel said is correct.  You can only have 4
*primary* partitions on a hard drive.  You have 3 primary and an
extended partition.  Those other partitions are all on the extended
partition.  Not primaries.


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