[TriLUG] partitioning: primary or logical
Henryk M. Kowalski
kowalski at easternrad.com
Wed May 15 21:11:36 EDT 2002
Jeremy P wrote:
> On 15 May 2002, Kevin - The Alchemist - Sonney wrote:
> > On Wed, 2002-05-15 at 17:54, Stephen R. Morris wrote:
> > > The question is: Does it matter which partitions are physical (primary)
> > > and which are logical (part of the extended partition)?
> > /boot and swap should probably be primary. Everything else can be
> > logical. At least, it's worked that way on my systems.
> Actually, neither one has to be primary. Linux doesn't care. You might
> want to make /boot a primary partition in case you're using a non-Linux
> bootloader (ie, not LILO or grub). But swap certainly doesn't matter,
> and obviously none of the rest of the partitions matter.
Ah, yes; but _why_ doesn't it matter? Is it because they don't
physically have to live on a HD at all? Can they be network shares (NFS
or Samba), for instance? Now that you've piqued our curiosity, can you
(Oops! Sorry, it seems my newbie-isms are showing.)
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