Difference between revisions of "Talk:Custom Partitions on the LS Pro"

From NAS-Central Buffalo - The Linkstation Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
 
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
===============================================================================================
 +
Transcript of an fdisk session:
 +
 +
 +
$ fdisk /dev/sda
 +
Command (m for help): d
 +
 
 +
Partition number (1-6): 1
 +
Command (m for help): d
 +
 +
Partition number (1-6): 2
 +
Command (m for help): d
 +
 +
Partition number (1-6): 3
 +
Command (m for help): d
 +
 +
No partition is defined yet!
 +
Command (m for help): n
 +
Command action
 +
    e  extended
 +
    p  primary partition (1-4)
 +
p
 +
Partition number (1-4): 1
 +
First cylinder (1-30401, default 1): Using default value 1
 +
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1-30401, default 30401): +1GB
 +
 +
Command (m for help): n
 +
Command action
 +
    e  extended
 +
    p  primary partition (1-4)
 +
p
 +
Partition number (1-4): 2
 +
First cylinder (124-30401, default 124): Using default value 124
 +
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (124-30401, default 30401): +10GB
 +
 +
 +
Command (m for help): n
 +
Command action
 +
    e  extended
 +
    p  primary partition (1-4)
 +
e
 +
Partition number (1-4): 4
 +
First cylinder (1341-30401, default 1341): Using default value 1341
 +
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1341-30401, default 30401): Using default value 30401
 +
 +
Command (m for help): n
 +
Command action
 +
    l  logical (5 or over)
 +
    p  primary partition (1-4)
 +
l
 +
First cylinder (1341-30401, default 1341): Using default value 1341
 +
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1341-30401, default 30401): +512MB
 +
 +
Command (m for help): n
 +
Command action
 +
    l  logical (5 or over)
 +
    p  primary partition (1-4)
 +
l
 +
First cylinder (1404-30401, default 1404): Using default value 1404
 +
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1404-30401, default 30401): +10GB
 +
 +
Command (m for help): n
 +
Command action
 +
    l  logical (5 or over)
 +
    p  primary partition (1-4)
 +
l
 +
First cylinder (2621-30401, default 2621): Using default value 2621
 +
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (2621-30401, default 30401): Using default value 30401
 +
 +
Command (m for help): t
 +
Partition number (1-7): 5
 +
Hex code (type L to list codes): 82
 +
Changed system type of partition 5 to 82 (Linux swap)
 +
 +
Command (m for help): p
 +
 +
Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
 +
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
 +
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 +
 +
    Device Boot      Start        End      Blocks  Id System
 +
/dev/sda1              1        123      987966  83 Linux
 +
/dev/sda2            124        1340    9775552+ 83 Linux
 +
/dev/sda4            1341      30401  233432482+  5 Extended
 +
/dev/sda5            1341        1403      506016  82 Linux swap
 +
/dev/sda6            1404        2620    9775521  83 Linux
 +
/dev/sda7            2621      30401  223150851  83 Linux
 +
 +
Command (m for help): w
 +
The partition table has been altered!
 +
 +
Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table
 +
$
 +
 +
=======================================================================
 +
 +
 
This is a great, clear explanation. Before customizing my partitions, I have a question.
 
This is a great, clear explanation. Before customizing my partitions, I have a question.
 
Can you tell me why you recommend partitioning the extended partition with LBA (W95) instead of Linux?
 
Can you tell me why you recommend partitioning the extended partition with LBA (W95) instead of Linux?

Revision as of 08:09, 22 June 2008

===================================================================================

Transcript of an fdisk session:


$ fdisk /dev/sda 
Command (m for help): d
 
Partition number (1-6): 1
Command (m for help): d

Partition number (1-6): 2
Command (m for help): d

Partition number (1-6): 3
Command (m for help): d

No partition is defined yet!
Command (m for help): n
Command action
   e   extended
   p   primary partition (1-4)
p
Partition number (1-4): 1
First cylinder (1-30401, default 1): Using default value 1
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1-30401, default 30401): +1GB

Command (m for help): n
Command action
   e   extended
   p   primary partition (1-4)
p
Partition number (1-4): 2
First cylinder (124-30401, default 124): Using default value 124
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (124-30401, default 30401): +10GB


Command (m for help): n
Command action
   e   extended
   p   primary partition (1-4)
e
Partition number (1-4): 4
First cylinder (1341-30401, default 1341): Using default value 1341
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1341-30401, default 30401): Using default value 30401

Command (m for help): n
Command action
   l   logical (5 or over)
   p   primary partition (1-4)
l
First cylinder (1341-30401, default 1341): Using default value 1341
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1341-30401, default 30401): +512MB

Command (m for help): n
Command action
   l   logical (5 or over)
   p   primary partition (1-4)
l
First cylinder (1404-30401, default 1404): Using default value 1404
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1404-30401, default 30401): +10GB

Command (m for help): n
Command action
   l   logical (5 or over)
   p   primary partition (1-4)
l
First cylinder (2621-30401, default 2621): Using default value 2621
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (2621-30401, default 30401): Using default value 30401

Command (m for help): t
Partition number (1-7): 5
Hex code (type L to list codes): 82
Changed system type of partition 5 to 82 (Linux swap)

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks  Id System
/dev/sda1               1         123      987966  83 Linux
/dev/sda2             124        1340     9775552+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4            1341       30401   233432482+  5 Extended
/dev/sda5            1341        1403      506016  82 Linux swap
/dev/sda6            1404        2620     9775521  83 Linux
/dev/sda7            2621       30401   223150851  83 Linux

Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered!

Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table
$
===========================================================

This is a great, clear explanation. Before customizing my partitions, I have a question. Can you tell me why you recommend partitioning the extended partition with LBA (W95) instead of Linux?

Thanks for your reply.

Larry