Limitations on the partition of linux

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Old 10-21-2009
Limitations on the partition of linux


I need a documentation about limitations on the linux partition. On how many primary and extended I could create. And also on different type of storage, how many big capacity I can create.

# 2  
Old 10-21-2009
generally you can have 4 primary partitions per physical disk. However, you can "exchange" the 4th primary (and it is more common to do so) to create a container for logical partitions which is the extended partition.

Limitations on file systems will relate to each individual file system type.

here's some more info:

Primary Extended and Logical Partitions

Understanding Primary, Logical & Extended Partitions
# 3  
Old 10-21-2009
What partitions you create depends on what your setup is. There aren't significant limitations on partitions for a modern PC.
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Old 10-22-2009
if you want detailed information on this subject a good book to read is "File System Forensics Analysis" by Brian Carrier.
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