A second Extended Partition ?(fdisk)
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Wed Jun 7 19:21:42 MDT 2006
I have an unsual request to create 5 more partitions out of one which is
currently a primary (/dev/sda3). I was thinking about destroying /dev/sda3
and create a second extended partition. fdisk shows the following:
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sda: 73.2 GB, 73274490880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 8908 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 15 120456 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 16 1099 8707230 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 1100 7251 49415940 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 7252 8908 13309852+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 7252 7888 5116671 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 7889 8398 4096543+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda7 8399 8908 4096543+ 83 Linux
As you can see there are no sectors left on the current extended one, and I
can only destroy /dev/sda3 to create 5 logical ones, is this even possible?
i.e. Is it possible to create a second extended partition out of a primary?
Is the number of extended partitions limited to one under fdisk?
I didn't see any obvious options under fdisk to create a second extended
Again, the only cylinders I can use for these 5 new partitions are the ones
used by /dev/sda3. All others are already in use. There is already one
extended partition and it's fully utilized.
Any ideas or suggestion on how to go about creating 5 additional partitions
from cylinders: 1100 to 7251? or I'm just simply screwed?
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