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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.


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