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#1 Angoid

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:41 PM

I've been meddling with my system partitions, and curiously the Windows Disk Management tool is showing two partitions as being Primary when in fact they are Logical.

 

The 25.96GB partition is a Linux (Ubuntu) partition on the hard drive, and the 3.75GB partition next to it is the Linux swap partition.

 

Note how Windows Disk Management shows them both as being Primary partitions, whereas MiniTool shows them both as Logical partitions:

 

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Am posting this from Windows, but I'm now going to boot into Ubuntu and run GParted and post my findings there...

 

EDIT: here it is in Gparted (this is only showing the hard drive as the system has two drives, the other one is an SSD):

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fdisk doesn't throw any light, but here it is anyway:

Device     Boot     Start        End    Sectors   Size Id Type

/dev/sda1  *         2048  125821079  125819032    60G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

/dev/sda2       125822976  126768914     945939 461.9M 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE

/dev/sda3       126769089 1250259631 1123490543 535.7G  f W95 Ext'd (LBA)

/dev/sda5       126769152  181209087   54439936    26G 83 Linux

/dev/sda6       181211136  189071359    7860224   3.8G 82 Linux swap / Solaris

/dev/sda7       189071424 1250259631 1061188208   506G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

It's no biggie, but it just seems strange that there is this discrepancy in how those partitions are being reported...


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#2 manunkind

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:09 PM

I believe Windows still has some issues properly detecting and identifying ext4 partitions.  In this case, trust the 3rd party app.


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#3 Angoid

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:02 PM

Thanks Try, that's exactly what I did.

 

MiniTool (running on Windows), Gparted (on Linux) and the Linux command (fdisk( showed them as Logical partitions, so with three against one it was fairly obvious who I was going to believe :)

 

Still strange though, which is why I thought I'd post about it.


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