[CentOS] What's going on with my Linux Swap?
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).
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazquez at ivazquez.net>
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