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    How many Partitions can i have

    Hi

    Just got hold of a new HD - 500 Gig,

    the main reason i wanted this large size HD is so that i can run multiple Linux OS's.

    So the question is how many partitions can i have and how to make so many happen

    My present 80 gig HD has
    ntfs - 12 GB
    vfat (shared) 3 GB
    Extended Partition

    /boot 100 mb
    swap 3 GB
    Ubuntu 9.04 / 7.5 GB
    Ubuntu 7.10 / 3.3 GB
    Pardus Linux / 3.3 GB
    /home - 45 GB

    In my recent Ubuntu 9.04 installation - it did not seem to worry too much about this extended partitions, so am curious as to how many partitions can i have on one physical HD

    thanks
    K Ramnarayan

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    Re: How many Partitions can i have

    4 primaries - one of which can be extended. The extended can have many logicals in it - not sure of the limit.

    If you want to install win on it - make the forst a primary then extended for the remainder.

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    Re: How many Partitions can i have

    Quote Originally Posted by forestpixie View Post
    4 primaries - one of which can be extended. The extended can have many logicals in it - not sure of the limit.

    If you want to install win on it - make the forst a primary then extended for the remainder.
    more than any sane person ever needed

    i'm pretty sure it somehow has to do with your processor and other resources but it's always really high

    i read something a while ago on how to multiboot a couple versions of windows along with around 60 or so linux distros (with all the linux distros on logical partitions
    If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A-Team.

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