Subject: Re: partition types...
To: Brian C. Grayson <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/09/1999 11:41:30
> I heard that you could have more than 4 partitions in an
>extended partition. It appears that each extended partition can
>hold one partition, and a chain to another extended partition.
i'm not sure about that, since the extended partition table is (i
thought) laid out more or less exactly the same way as the main
> I like that "in theory" quote above. DOS et al are limited to
>24, since they use letters of the alphabet, but it appears that
>a Real Operating System really could keep chaining. At 6
>usable BSD partitions each, one could theoretically easily have
>over 200 partitions per disk.
however...if we are allowed to have extended partitions within
extended partitions, there ought to be no limit except for (a) disk
space or (b) insanity.
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