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What is the maximum number of primary partitions you can create if you are formatting a single hard disk for a Linux install? 

Asked by Noah, Last updated: Nov 21, 2021

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John Smith

John Smith

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John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

4-generally in one system we can connect four physical harddisks. as a primary master, primary slave, secondary master, secondary slave. in one system: either four primary partitions or 1 primary or 2 primary or 3 primary + 1 extended and all logical partitions will be create under extended partations. hardisk device recognized as follows primary master : /dev/hda primary slave : /dev/hdb secondary master : /dev/hdc secondary slave : /dev/hdd suppose you have only single harddisk and going to install linux, maximum you can create 4 primary partitions. if you create four primary partitions you cant create extended partitions that mean no logical partitions can create.
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