Re: Fdisk error

From: Vesa-Pekka Palmu (
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 17:43:04 CEST

> Yikes.
> It looks like the swap partition is a primary partition, or fdisk thinks it
> should be,
> and so it's bumping the counter inappropriately. But it doesn't look (to my
> mostly
> inexperienced eyes) that the kernel is counting correctly either.
> from these this or this
> 1 151 dos hda1 hda1
> 152 272 linux swap hda2 hda2
> (hda3) unused
> 273 989 extended hda3 hda4
> 273 422 linux native hda4 hda5
> 423 989 linux native hda5 hda6

Well acording to Linux documentation that I have partition numbers
1-4 are PRIMARY PARTITIONS (extended partition counts as one)
and partition numbers 5-n are partitions inside extended partitions.
This is because a disk can never have more than 4 PRIMARY
PARTITIONS, and so if you would like to have more than 4
partitions you will need to create a extended partition.

And the hda1 is the primary partition (least if I remove lilo it boots
from it)

And please note that the dev/hda3 is accualy BEFORE the
dev/hda2 (and marked as being there on the orginal partition table,
reported bu Partition Magic, run under that other os(TM))

Kernel reports following at boot time:
Partition check
hda: hda1 hda2< hda5 hda6 > hda3

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Vesa-Pekka Palmu AKA Depili
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