[lug] Partitioning hd
stimits at idcomm.com
Sun Aug 4 21:36:32 MDT 2002
j davis wrote:
> yes i know that if you have 4 partions or less they can all be primary
> but that is not your case...anyway to get to the point....it really
> doesnt matter
> how you partion...i always force /boot /root /user to be primary, i dont
> know if this is the best way.
I personally got tired of windows getting upset with primary partitions
moving around (it tries to relabel drives after that), so I make /boot/
primary, and all else extended/logical (on machines that dual boot with
windows, and in which there is any chance at all of changing the linux
I do see one minor possibility of why primary would be perceived as
faster than extended/logical, but it is only an illusion: Outer cylinder
partitions are where people would place primaries, and extended/logical
(as far as I know) never occur in a cylinder outside of the primaries.
Disk performance itself is faster on outer cylinders, so anyone
measuring two partitions sitting side-by-side and not knowing about
outer/inner cylinder differences might be fooled into thinking it is the
partition type that changes the performance.
D. Stimits, stimits AT idcomm.com
>> From: "Peter Hutnick" <peter-lists at hutnick.com>
>> Reply-To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
>> To: <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
>> Subject: Re: [lug] Partitioning hd
>> Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 19:15:11 -0600 (MDT)
>> > its my understanding that primary partions (ones not in a extended
>> > partion) will run faster.
>> Why would primaries be faster? I don't think they are.
>> > and i think you can only have three partions
>> > be primary the 4th
>> > is the extended and everything there after is in the extended
>> > partion...kind of
>> > a virtual partion i guess.
>> You can have up to 4 partitions and one of them may be an extended
>> partition, which can contain many (I have no idea how many) logical
>> drives. It /is/ possible to have 4 primaries.
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