[CentOS] What's going on with my Linux Swap?

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ivazquez at ivazquez.net
Thu Sep 8 13:49:14 UTC 2005


On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 22:32 +0900, Dave Gutteridge wrote:
> I've tried to create a Linux swap file, but when I run fdisk, it looks 
> like this:
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/hdb1   *           1        3644    29270398+  83  Linux
> /dev/hdb2            3645        3737      747022+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
> /dev/hdb5            3645        3737      746991   82  Linux swap
> 
> Why is this W95 partition existing in the same place as my Linux swap? I 
> would have thought they'd be incompatible.
> Can my Linux OS use this Linux swap?

That's an extended partition. It acts as a container for logical
partitions (with a number greater than or equal to 5).

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