i am new in here, hopefully somebody knows an easier solution to my problem...
for ease of administration, iŽd like to place multiple partitions in ONE device created through md raid or encryption or lvm... whatever. i always end up having a block device comparable to one single partition - i can place a filesystem on it, but i canŽt treat it as a whole harddisk to nest multiple partitions inside.
- /dev/md0 created using some real partitions
- /dev/mapper/backupdisk created using cryptsetup
i can use fdisk to create partitions on those devices but i never get something like /dev/md0p2 or /dev/mapper/backupdiskp2...
iŽve read SOME stuff about mknod, major/minor numbers, or a patch for loop devices to be partitionable... :dazed: by now, i havnŽt made it.
any advice before i burn plenty more time?