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I partitioned a system using kickstart and when I run fdisk -l, I see the following: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 1305 10482381 83 Linux ...
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    fdisk output.


    I partitioned a system using kickstart and when I run fdisk -l, I see the following:
    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 1305 10482381 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 1306 2610 10482412+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 2611 3132 4192965 82 Linux swap
    /dev/sda4 3133 17834 118093815 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 3133 17834 118093783+ 83 Linux

    Any idea why I see that Win95 partition there? Shouldn't it just say a normal Extended
    partition?

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    My Mandriva install calls it Extended DOS, may someone who wrote the code wanted to play a joke.

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    Its the file system type, different partitions have different names. In your case FAT with LBA

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    exxactly...so why dont I see just the normal extended partition type...why do i see WIN in there? since i am formatting the hard disk the partition shud be a normal linux extended one rather than fat..or am i missing something here??
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    In your case the sda4 drive is the extended partition which contains all extended partitions (sda5) . The naming is probably caused by the partition manager you used to create an extended partition (win9x fdisk ??). But the actual type of your sda5 drive is Linux, so there is no need to worry.
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