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Re: No Sectors left of 120GB Drive



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Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Oct 2006, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> 
>> Having had to rebuild partition tables a few times from some
>> over-enthusiastic misuse of Partition Magic, the answer is that:
>>
>> a) partition table space is limited to four primary partition
>> entries (this is 'legacy specification');
> 
> yup, that's common knowledge.  so far, so good.
> 
>> b) any of those entries can be a primary partition of an extended
>                                                      ^^ ?
>> partition type, but you cannot have any primary partitions after
>> that entry;
> 
> i'm asssuming that should be "or," not "of."  in any event, are you
> saying that you can't have any primaries after the extended?  really?
> why is that?
> 
> rday
> 
	FWIW Fdisk did allow me to make a primary partition of the remaining
74GB of my disk, but would not allow me to make that into a second
extended partition.  Instead I "grew" the existing Ext'd partition to
the end of the drive.

Scott
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