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Re: total newbie questions

From: Moritz Schulte
Subject: Re: total newbie questions
Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2002 16:04:57 +0100
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Kenneth Stailey <> writes:

> IIRC Linux and Hurd use fdisk partitions to hold indivdual
> filesystems rather than the BSD approach of using only one fdisk
> partion to hold everything and sub-partitioning that in the BSD way.
> If this is wrong hit me with a clue.  It just seems so gross and
> stupid to only have four partitions per disk that I'm not sure if it
> is true.

Well, you can have 4 primary partitions, but much more logical
partitions, which live inside an extended partition.

> After that it's install Debian and follow the instructions on

You better try this installation guide:

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