On Sun, 2007-07-29 at 10:26 -0600, Charles Curley wrote: > To add more partitions, primary partitions can be relabeled as > extended partitions, which contain logical partitions. Under Mess-DOS, > a given extended partition can have no more than four logical > partitions. I don't know if any other OSs have this restriction. Just in case you're interested. The olde Amiga, could use an IDE drive, and do so without any of this primary/extended partitions, business. You could carve up a drive into numerous partitions, and each one was *just* "a partition". I don't remember what the limit was, but I did carve a drive up into about eight, at one stage. Of course, it didn't have an IBM clone BIOS as part of the equation - that's where this limit comes in (the BIOS, OS, & file systems), it's not due to being IDE, in itself. There were other aspects to the Amiga's way of handling drives that I miss, too. None of this fstab, or something else to auto-mount it, issues. The drive volume name, device name, bootability, auto-mounting flags, filesystem handler, etc., were stored on the drive itself (some on the partitions, others pertaining to the whole drive, as appropriate). -- [[email protected] ~]$ uname -ipr 220.127.116.11-33.fc7 i686 i386 Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5. Today, it's FC7. Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.