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Re: error

From: Håkon Løvdal
Subject: Re: error
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 02:43:42 +0200

2008/5/18 spa malling <address@hidden>:
> Hi
> I had an error during partitioning a new HD.
> Is there a limit to the number of partitions that gparted can do?

Hi. This is actually a limitation of the linux kernel because of the
allocation of minor device numbers. For scsi devices (block
major 8) there is an upper limit of 15 partitions. Ide devices
(block major 3) supports up till 63 partitions. For more details
you can look in http://lxr.linux.no/linux/Documentation/devices.txt.

While I cannot say for sure, I would guess that your system is configured
to use libata which then present your ide/sata disks as scsi disks.
In order to access those partition at the end, disable libata and
access them as /dev/hda*.

BR Håkon Løvdal

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