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    SubjectRe: /proc/partitions broken in 2.5.23
    On Wed, Jun 19, 2002 at 02:51:54PM +0200, Andries Brouwer wrote:

    > An extended partition is a box containing logical partitions.
    > It is almost always an error when people want to write directly to it
    > (confusing the extended partition with some logical partition inside).
    > After a number of reports of people who messed up their disk
    > by doing mkswap or mkfs on an extended partition I changed
    > the length of an extended partition to 1 block, enough for LILO
    > but stopping mkswap and mkfs.

    Ah, that makes perfect sense to me now.


    | Dave Jones.
    | SuSE Labs
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