> > Bob schrieb:
> > So tell me what an 'extended partition' is. Never seen one (physically).
> > It's just a nice name for a complex process for creating something
> > virtual that the nomal fdisk user wouldn't understand anyway.
> > Again, you stepped into your own traps. An extended partition is
> > definitely not a REAL partition.
> Nope. It is really of no value except to place logical partitions in. But
> you knew that.
Well, it's more than that. The purpose of an extended patition is to
place a maximum of one physical partition into the virtual drive formed
by the extended partition, and to hold the information of maybe another
extended partition inside this virtual drive which then can hold another
physical partition and an extended partition and so on. You won't see
this in FDISK, but this is how it really works.
> > I created, changed and rescued enough partitions without any tool but a
> > plain disk sector editor to exactly know what I'm talking about.
> Many times have I also. It really is quite simple. Perhaps not to you :)
It's not as simple as it looks. if all is okay, well, then all is
simple. If not, it can become very complex and difficult.
Or why do you think that professionals can still make an awful lot of
money with rescuing data from drives where just the partition table has
been damaged? If it would be so simple, I wonder why the people don't
Take a class. Read a book. Don't expect computers to be simple, because
they are not.