What is Extended partition ? Pls help me !

What is Extended partition ? Pls help me !

Post by eb6812.. » Mon, 05 Jun 1995 04:00:00

hi there

Does anyone know what is Extended partition under linux ?

I have created 3 logical partition using os/2 fdisk
and in linux, I can only see them as 1 extended partition.

How can I set the partition for linux installation ?

Thank you so much for your attention and help.


Walter Low Wai Tuck
Nanyang Technological University


1. Help! Extended partition with no logical partitions

While I was changing around my partition setup during installation of SuSE
7.1 under YaST, I started getting errors during the write process to the
partition table.  This got really confusing and I finally took a look at
it with fips and fdisk.  It appears that my whole disk looks like this:

Partition 1: primary DOS partition
Partition 2: Extended partition

with no logical partitions in the extended partition!

This is very unfortunate because I don't seem to be able to delete the
extended partition without "deleting all the logical partitions" inside,
but there ARE no recognized logical partitions to delete.  I tried adding
a logical partition to delete, but fdisk somehow thinks my whole disk is
filled up by these two partitions, so there's no room to add anything.

Does anyone have any ideas?  I don't want to reformat the whole disk
because I really don't want to go through the trouble of replacing what's
on the DOS partition.  My estimation of SuSE has dropped a

Thanks in advance for any help.


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