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Originally Posted by budman7 I think you are getting the hard drives and partitions mixed up. 63 ide hard drives(that is a lot of controllers) and 15 scsi. I believe ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    I think you are getting the hard drives and partitions mixed up. 63 ide hard drives(that is a lot of controllers) and 15 scsi. I believe you can chain 127 usb devices together, making them all hard drives.
    I personally have 10 partitions on my120 GB hard drive.
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    Do not take this as Windows bashing, but Windows can only make 26 partitions normally (letters of the alphabet). That would imply not using any floppy, cd-rom or other device.
    Actually Windows can only make 23 partitions. One primary and one extended that can have 22 logical
    C: is primary
    A: is dedicated to floppy
    B: is dedicated to floppy(how stupid is that)
    D: would be the extended that holds all the logical
    B: comes from the time you booted your OS from the floppy, that's why there were several floppy drives...

    As mentioned before - an extended partition still goes as a primary one . If you don't have a floppy, is the drive letter still assigned to it? AFAIK, the primary partition that is extended, is not using any drive letter whatsoever. In PartitionMagic 8, it was always marked with * instead of D:\...
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    So, it would be 63 partitions per drive.
    I used cfdisk to create as many partitions as I could on a spare hard drive. this is the output of fdisk -l after doing that.
    Code:
    gentoo wizard7 # fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/hda1               1        1761    14145201   83  Linux
    /dev/hda2            3650       14593    87907680    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda3            1762        1891     1044225   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/hda4            1892        3649    14121135   83  Linux
    /dev/hda5            3650        5561    15358108+  83  Linux
    /dev/hda6            5562        7473    15358108+  83  Linux
    /dev/hda7            7474        9385    15358108+  83  Linux
    /dev/hda8   *        9386       11042    13309821   83  Linux
    /dev/hda9           11043       12700    13309852   83  Linux
    /dev/hda10          12701       14593    15205491   83  Linux
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order
    Warning: omitting partitions after #60.
    They will be deleted if you save this partition table.
    
    Disk /dev/hdb: 20.0 GB, 20020396032 bytes
    16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38792 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/hdb1               1         581      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb2             582        1162      292824   83  Linux
    /dev/hdb3            1163       35637    17375400    5  Extended
    /dev/hdb5            1163        1743      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb6            1744        2324      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb7            2325        2905      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb8            2906        3486      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb9            3487        4067      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb10           4068        4648      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb11           4649        5229      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb12           5230        5810      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb13           5811        6391      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb14           6392        6972      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb15           6973        7553      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb16           7554        8134      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb17           8135        8715      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb18           8716        9296      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb19           9297        9877      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb20           9878       10458      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb21          10459       11039      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb22          11040       11620      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb23          11621       12201      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb24          12202       12782      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb25          12783       13363      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb26          13364       13944      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb27          13945       14525      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb28          14526       15106      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb29          15107       15687      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb30          15688       16268      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb31          16269       16849      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb32          16850       17430      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb33          17431       18011      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb34          18012       18592      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb35          18593       19173      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb36          19174       19754      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb37          19755       20335      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb38          20336       20916      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb39          20917       21497      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb40          21498       22078      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb41          22079       22659      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb42          22660       23240      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb43          23241       23821      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb44          23822       24402      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb45          24403       24983      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb46          24984       25564      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb47          25565       26145      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb48          26146       26726      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb49          26727       27307      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb50          27308       27888      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb51          27889       28469      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb52          28470       29050      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb53          29051       29631      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb54          29632       30212      292792+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb55          30213       30987      390568+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb56          30988       31762      390568+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb57          31763       32537      390568+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb58          32538       33312      390568+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb59          33313       34087      390568+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdb60          34088       34862      390568+  83  Linux
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