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    SubjectRe: (un)corrupted ext2 partitions
    On Tue, Jan 12, 1999 at 02:13:36AM -0500, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
    > Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 16:17:44 -0500
    > From: Arvind Sankar <arvinds@MIT.EDU>
    > Does the ext2 file system depend on /dev/hda5 staying /dev/hda5?
    > No; but it does depend on the starting location of /dev/hda5 staying
    > constant if you play partition renaming games. This isn't always the
    > case with extended partitions, though, because of their really gross
    > nesty partition table structure, so you have to exercise a lot of care
    > when you move extended partitions around. I generally will try very
    > hard to avoid extended partitions whenever posible.
    > - Ted

    Interesting, that about extended partitions. Anyway, I need them, cos I
    got DOS, linux and netbsd on my disk, and I can't squeeze all of them into
    the four primary partitions.
    Are you saying that though fdisk says /dev/hda5 starts at the same cylinder
    as my original /dev/hda6 started, it might actually be different at the
    sector level? (my disk is LBA, of course)

    -- arvind

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