Mounting extended dos partition
malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Mon Jul 7 07:23:18 PDT 2003
On Mon, 7 Jul 2003 22:18, Brian Astill wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Jul 2003 04:08 pm, Kent Stewart wrote:
> > On Sunday 06 July 2003 10:45 pm, Brian Astill wrote:
> > > On Mon, 7 Jul 2003 05:21 am, Kent Stewart wrote:
> > > > > Any ideas on how I mount this logical drive in this extended
> > > > > partition ?
> > > >
> > > > The extended partitions all start at 5 because you can have 4
> > > > primary partitions.
> > >
> > > Typo! should read "can't" , or "cannot have more than three
> > > primary partitions"
> > Not true. In the handbook in section 2.5.2 you will find the
> > following
> Which refers to FREEBSD, not DOS.
> It is a DOS logical partition within a DOS extended partition the
> enquirer is trying to mount.
> Your information is irrelevant inaccurate and confusing in this context.
The number of primary partitions (slices) was maximum four before I had
even heard of FreeBSD. They correspond to the four slots in the partition
table in the MBR.
A possible point of confusion is that an extended partition is itself a
primary partition. It is not the extended partion that appears as slice 5
but a "logical" partition contained within the extended partition.
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