On 12/05/2009 10:08 AM, Marc Wilson wrote: > On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 5:15 PM, Daniel B. Thurman <dant cdkkt com> wrote: > >> On SATA, it is 15. On IDE it's 24? Not sure about PATA. > > I'd like to see documentation supporting the idea that the data > structures ON the disk are somehow tied to the underlying interface > technology, please. > They are not. But the high level driver only supports x number of partitions. Because the SCSI top level drivers are being used, only 15 partitions are usable, regardless of the number being defined. Also, the DOS partition table is not the only one supported. You can also access the drive without any partition table. You will find that you can format /dev/sdb, and then mount /dev/sdb on a mount point. I used /dev/sdb, but you can do it with any drive. But because most people have their Linux install already on /dev/sda, using /dev/sda would cause problems... :) Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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