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Author Topic: installing Vector on an e-machine  (Read 851 times)
ms2542
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« on: February 23, 2009, 01:54:47 pm »

hi,

I'm getting ready to install Vector and I put the disk in and ran CFdisk and it gave me the following partitions:

Hda1
Hda2
Hda4
Hda5
Hda6

I was wondering where Hda3 went.  Would CFdisk show a windows partition?  I would assume that it does since it says both Hda1 was partitioned as FAT32 and Hda2 was partitioned as NTFS.  The rest  (4, 5, and 6 say Linux). 

My computer is a e-machines T3418 with a 160gb hard drive.  69gb is dedicated to Windows and about 4gb is dedicated to backup, with the rest (around 87gb) is free space that is currently dedicated to PC Linux. 

Does anyone know why Hda3 isn't showing on CFdisk?  Just seems kinda weird..

Thanks!



 
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kidd
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 02:11:18 pm »

probably it's an extended partition....

A hd can have only 4 primary partitions so if you want to have more than 4, one should be 'extended', that acts as a logical container for more partitions.

You shouldn't worry about this...

My cfdisk shows I "don't have" sda4.

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7776/screenhid.jpg


Btw, welcome to vectorlinux, hope to see you around
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