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Thread: Is it possible to get past the 15 partition limitation

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    Default Is it possible to get past the 15 partition limitation

    One of my drives has 16 partitions. In OS11.1 I get this error. I am using kernel 2.6.32-rc5-3 on an 64 bit system.

    I also happen to be running Debian Sid and Fedora 12 Beta and these see all partitions with no issue.

  2. #2
    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Is it possible to get past the 15 partition limitation

    milomak wrote:

    > One of my drives has 16 partitions. In OS11.1 I get 'this error'
    > (http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7626/suse.png). I am using kernel
    > 2.6.32-rc5-3 on an 64 bit system.


    Yes... IIRC, the bypass was loading the old module for disks. That was
    documented in the Release Notes, when IDE devices started using (by
    default) the new libata:

    libata for IDE Devices
    http://www.suse.com/relnotes/i386/op...TES.en.html#09

    But be careful is using that option in a current and working system, it may
    mess up things.

    > I also happen to be running Debian Sid and Fedora 12 Beta and these see
    > all partitions with no issue.


    BTW, I guess that "partitions limit" is gone away in openSUSE 11.2.

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

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    Default Re: Is it possible to get past the 15 partition limitation

    I added the option at the end of the kernel line.

    fdisk -l now lists all the partitions. But YaST still recognises only 15.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to get past the 15 partition limitation

    On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 20:46 +0000, milomak wrote:
    > One of my drives has 16 partitions. In OS11.1 I get 'this error'
    > (http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7626/suse.png). I am using kernel
    > 2.6.32-rc5-3 on an 64 bit system.
    >
    > I also happen to be running Debian Sid and Fedora 12 Beta and these see
    > all partitions with no issue.
    >
    >


    IMHO, the easiest way it to do LVM instead of partitioning.
    Gets rid of a lot of limitations.



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    Default Re: Is it possible to get past the 15 partition limitation

    i like to run multiple distros so LVM is not an option for the various root and boot partitions

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