Partition queries



Karl
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
Q. 1

Let's say I partition a hard disk this way:

(1) Primary partition: Windows XP
(2) Primary partition: (empty)

Extended
(3) Logical 1: Data1
(4) Logical 2: Data2
(5) Logical 3: Data3

What drive letter would the second (2) primary partition be assigned?

Q. 2

Would it be possible to create 2 primary partitions, leaving the 1st
one empty and installing XP on the 2nd one? - like so:

(1) Primary partition: (empty)
(2) Primary partition: Windows XP

Extended
(3) Logical 1: Data1
(4) Logical 2: Data2
(5) Logical 3: Data3

--
Karl

John
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
Karl wrote:
> Q. 1
>
> Let's say I partition a hard disk this way:
>
> (1) Primary partition: Windows XP
> (2) Primary partition: (empty)
>
> Extended
> (3) Logical 1: Data1
> (4) Logical 2: Data2
> (5) Logical 3: Data3
>
> What drive letter would the second (2) primary partition be assigned?

Depends on what other drives are connected when XP is installed and how
all of them are jumpered. If only a single drive contains the above and
there are no other drives then I would say it will be D: with XP on C:.

>
> Q. 2
>
> Would it be possible to create 2 primary partitions, leaving the 1st
> one empty and installing XP on the 2nd one? - like so:
>
> (1) Primary partition: (empty)
> (2) Primary partition: Windows XP
>
> Extended
> (3) Logical 1: Data1
> (4) Logical 2: Data2
> (5) Logical 3: Data3
>
> --
> Karl

Yes if the 2nd is the active partition at boot time.

John

John
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
Karl wrote:

> Q. 1
>
> Let's say I partition a hard disk this way:
>
> (1) Primary partition: Windows XP
> (2) Primary partition: (empty)
>
> Extended
> (3) Logical 1: Data1
> (4) Logical 2: Data2
> (5) Logical 3: Data3
>
> What drive letter would the second (2) primary partition be assigned?
>
> Q. 2
>
> Would it be possible to create 2 primary partitions, leaving the 1st
> one empty and installing XP on the 2nd one? - like so:
>
> (1) Primary partition: (empty)
> (2) Primary partition: Windows XP
>
> Extended
> (3) Logical 1: Data1
> (4) Logical 2: Data2
> (5) Logical 3: Data3
>
> --
> Karl

Check this out...

http://www.goodells.net/multiboot/notes.htm#02

John

Karl
07-10-2005, 02:28 AM
On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 02:32:31 GMT, John <John@nowhere.com> wrote:

>Karl wrote:
>> What drive letter would the second (2) primary partition be assigned?

>Depends on what other drives are connected
>when XP is installed and how all of them are
>jumpered. If only a single drive contains the
>above and there are no other drives then I would
>say it will be D: with XP on C:.

I've only got one hard disk - so yo're confirming what I was hoping
might happen.

>Check this out...
>
>http://www.goodells.net/multiboot/notes.htm#02
>
Excellent info. Thank you, John.

--
Karl

Nog
07-10-2005, 02:28 AM
<Karl> wrote in message news:rkg6b1pe33vmrm9t7caj7qc2qcb34sj7h9@4ax.com...
> Q. 1
>
> Let's say I partition a hard disk this way:
>
> (1) Primary partition: Windows XP
> (2) Primary partition: (empty)
>
> Extended
> (3) Logical 1: Data1
> (4) Logical 2: Data2
> (5) Logical 3: Data3
>
> What drive letter would the second (2) primary partition be assigned?
>
> Q. 2
>
> Would it be possible to create 2 primary partitions, leaving the 1st
> one empty and installing XP on the 2nd one? - like so:
>
> (1) Primary partition: (empty)
> (2) Primary partition: Windows XP
>
> Extended
> (3) Logical 1: Data1
> (4) Logical 2: Data2
> (5) Logical 3: Data3
>
> --
> Karl
If it's not formatted nothing. If it's formatted, the next unused letter in
your directory tree.


Partition queries