extended partitions

Sat, 30 Sep 1995 01:23:33 +0100

: it might be a good idea to work around this problem in Linux by creating
: a new partition type: Linux extended partitions. It would work exactly
: the same as the normal DOS extended partitions, but a different partition
: type byte would not confuse the DOS FDISK program.
: The change in linux/drivers/block/genhd.c seems trivial to me.

OK - 85: Linux extended partition.
Indeed, the changes to the kernel and to fdisk are trivial.

: Now here
: is another, less trivial idea: to work around the limitations of the
: standard PC partitioning system, maybe it should be possible to add
: (or remove) partitions dynamically at run time?

But fdisk will do that for you, using the BLKRRPART ioctl.