Find the best tutors and institutes for AIX Linux UniX

Find Best AIX Linux UniX Training

Please select a Category.

Please select a Locality.

No matching category found.

No matching Locality found.

Outside India?

Search for topics

In traditional partitioning , why primary partitions limited to 4 ?

Asked by Last Modified  

IT Courses/AIX Linux UniX

Follow 0
Answer

8 Answers

Please enter your answer

Linux Expert

The limitation is 4 Primary partitions and comes from the structure of the Master Boot Record(MBR). However, you could have 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition which can have any number of logical partitions within it. EFI supports GUID partition tables, which do not have this limitation...
Comments

Trainer

Yes, that's exactly it. The partition table at the front of an MBR disk (as opposed to a GPT style disk) has a very strict data-structure that dates from the 1980's when space was a precious, precious thing. The design decision way back then was to only allow four partitions, but allow one of them to... read more
Yes, that's exactly it. The partition table at the front of an MBR disk (as opposed to a GPT style disk) has a very strict data-structure that dates from the 1980's when space was a precious, precious thing. The design decision way back then was to only allow four partitions, but allow one of them to be an 'extended' partition that was a pointer to another spot on the disk that could contain a lot more 'logical' partitions. read less
Comments

Unix/Linux Administrator with 8+ years of realtime experience

In traditional partitioning , primary partitions limited to 4. Because the BIOS which available in the system(manufactured my System Manufacturers) will recognize only 4 primary partitions.
Comments

Computer Wizard

Because the hardrive by default works on MBR...... or Master Boot Record...
Comments

Linux Devops Trainer

It is actually the limitation of MBR, which contains the bootloader code and partition info.
Comments

Diploma in electronic engineering

limitation of IBM/compatible HD
Comments

Redhat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

Because of Limitations in The MBR(Master Boot Record) why because the size of MBR is 512B only ..
Comments

RHCE AS A CHILD PLAY

dear Ansil, MBR size is 512 in which have three type of values i.e. Bootstrap code area+Partition table+Boot signature = 446+4*16+2
Comments

View 6 more Answers

Recommended Articles

Software Development has been one of the most popular career trends since years. The reason behind this is the fact that software are being used almost everywhere today. In all of our lives, from the morning s alarm clock to the coffee maker, car, mobile phone, computer, ATM and in almost everything we use in our daily...

Read full article >

Hadoop is a framework which has been developed for organizing and analysing big chunks of data for a business. Suppose you have a file larger than your system s storage capacity and you can t store it. Hadoop helps in storing bigger files than what could be stored on one particular server. You can therefore store very,...

Read full article >

Information technology consultancy or Information technology consulting is a specialized field in which one can set their focus on providing advisory services to business firms on finding ways to use innovations in information technology to further their business and meet the objectives of the business. Not only does...

Read full article >

Microsoft Excel is an electronic spreadsheet tool which is commonly used for financial and statistical data processing. It has been developed by Microsoft and forms a major component of the widely used Microsoft Office. From individual users to the top IT companies, Excel is used worldwide. Excel is one of the most important...

Read full article >

Looking for AIX Linux UniX Training?

Find best AIX Linux UniX Training in your locality on UrbanPro.

Are you a Tutor or Training Institute?

Join UrbanPro Today to find students near you

Find Best AIX Linux UniX Training?

Find Now »

UrbanPro.com is India's largest network of most trusted tutors and institutes. Over 25 lakh students rely on UrbanPro.com, to fulfill their learning requirements across 1,000+ categories. Using UrbanPro.com, parents, and students can compare multiple Tutors and Institutes and choose the one that best suits their requirements. More than 6.5 lakh verified Tutors and Institutes are helping millions of students every day and growing their tutoring business on UrbanPro.com. Whether you are looking for a tutor to learn mathematics, a German language trainer to brush up your German language skills or an institute to upgrade your IT skills, we have got the best selection of Tutors and Training Institutes for you. Read more