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On Thu, 2011-01-06 at 20:21 -0500, William Case wrote:
> Second Question: What does "Partition table entries are not in disk
> order" mean? 

That the order partitions were created in are not in numerical
sequence.  

e.g. You'd divided a disk into three partitions (1, 2 & 3).  Later on,
you carved the middle one (2) up into two partitions, and it's now
partitions 2 (original shrunk) and 4 (additional one).  Giving you a
disc with partitions on the drive in this order:  1, 2, 4, 3.

Generally, this is not a problem.  Partitions can be numbered out of
sequence  It's often just a warning that things won't be in the obvious
order.  So what you think will be /dev/sda3 or (hd0,2) may not be what
you think they are.

The partitions aren't numbered (in this situation) based on how far they
are from the start of the disc, but the order in which they're created.

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