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Old 04-18-2012, 05:46 PM
Claudius Hubig
 
Default Which partition is which

Hello Jens,

Jens Tobiska <jtobiska@gmail.com> wrote:
> C: 139.80 GB NTFS, logical, boot
> D: 139.65 GB NTFS, primary, system
>
> In debian installer they appear as:
>
> #2 primary 149.9 GB ntfs B
> #5 logical 150.1 GB ntfs
>
> I would guess that #2=D and #5=C based on relative size and
> "logical/primary".

Yes.

> However, I am a bit confused by the "B" (which I
> assume means "boot"), shouldn't that be on the logical/C partition?

Yes. But your Windows claims that D: is the system partition, hence I
would be a little bit wary regarding the question if it is really
empty/unused.

Best regards,

Claudius
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:25 PM
Keith
 
Default Which partition is which

On 18/04/12 17:47, Jens Tobiska wrote:

I have a computer with windows xp and two ntfs partitions. One of them
(D is empty and I would like to use it for debian. My problem is to
figure out which partition corresponds to the empty partition when
installing debian, i.e. which partition I can modify.

The partitions appear as follows in Windows XP disk management:

C: 139.80 GB NTFS, logical, boot
D: 139.65 GB NTFS, primary, system

In debian installer they appear as:

#2 primary 149.9 GB ntfs B
#5 logical 150.1 GB ntfs

I would guess that #2=D and #5=C based on relative size and
"logical/primary". However, I am a bit confused by the "B" (which I
assume means "boot"), shouldn't that be on the logical/C partition?



#5 logical 150.1 GB ntfs would be your D: as it is a logical partition &
not a primary, which is needed for a regular Windows installation.


(You can make certain by using a live distro & mounting it & checking
the content.)



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