On Tue, 2015-06-16 at 11:30 +0100, John Hodrien wrote: > On Tue, 16 Jun 2015, Always Learning wrote: > > > ON Centos 5, using GPARTED I created partitions for filing systems ext3 > > and ext4. 4 primary and unlimited (except by space) extended partitions. > > That suggests those partitions are not GPT but old fashioned M$DOS > > If it is old fashioned MSDOS, you can have four total primary and extended, > not four primary plus extended. An extended partition then provides a > container for further logical partitions. Yes you are correct. Maximum 4 primary or maximum 3 primary and 1 extended which is then sub-divided into more partitions. > LUKS provides a UUID, so being encrypted isn't a barrier to having a UUID. But my point was M$ DOS partitions, not being GPT partitions, can have UUIDs. The original poster appeared to suggest that was not possible. He wrote > > Non-GPT partitions do not have a UUID. The _content_ (filesystem, > > LVM physical volume, non-encrypted swap space, etc.) of such a > > partition could have a UUID, but the partition itself does not. When I think I am mounting a M$ DOS partition, am I mounting a real partition or merely 'the file system' within that partition ? Some may think one can't have one without the other. -- Regards, Paul. England, EU. England's place is in the European Union.