On 12/04/2009 06:49 PM, Marc Wilson wrote: > On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Tom Horsley <tom horsley att net> wrote: > >> Because you can only have a max of 15 partitions on a disk >> without using LVM? > > The maximum number is 24, not 15. > From devices.txt in the kernel documentation: 3 block First MFM, RLL and IDE hard disk/CD-ROM interface 0 = /dev/hda Master: whole disk (or CD-ROM) 64 = /dev/hdb Slave: whole disk (or CD-ROM) For partitions, add to the whole disk device number: 0 = /dev/hd? Whole disk 1 = /dev/hd?1 First partition 2 = /dev/hd?2 Second partition ... 63 = /dev/hd?63 63rd partition For Linux/i386, partitions 1-4 are the primary partitions, and 5 and above are logical partitions. Other versions of Linux use partitioning schemes appropriate to their respective architectures. 8 block SCSI disk devices (0-15) 0 = /dev/sda First SCSI disk whole disk 16 = /dev/sdb Second SCSI disk whole disk 32 = /dev/sdc Third SCSI disk whole disk ... 240 = /dev/sdp Sixteenth SCSI disk whole disk Partitions are handled in the same way as for IDE disks (see major number 3) except that the limit on partitions is 15. Because the drives are using the SCSI high level driver, any partition above 15 will not be recognized by Fedora. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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