Primary partitions are limited to four - 4
If you use one for an extended partition then you have three left.
Why wouldn't sdc4 be a logical then ?
Because it was created as a primary and not within the Extended Partition.
I stand corrected then. I remember somewhat from my old Windows
book three was the limit (long time ago). Then extended and logicals.
That is correct ... 3+1 ...... 3 standard plus 1 extended primary partitions making up the 4
I guess when a primary is assigned a number (sdc4) it's pretty hard to
change. Well it's better. Just can't get them numbered according to
exact physical disk location then.
Should be OK to go with the present sdx? numberings then hardwarewise.
thanks for the response.
If it is not causing trouble then there is no need to redo the partitioning scheme, IMO.
partitions ARE numbered according to physical location on the disk ..... numbers 1 through 4.
Logical partitions numbering begins after the four primary partitions.
If the Extended partition was the last
primary partition, then they would not only be in numerical order, but also listed according to position on disk.
It would be 'nicer' - if you are ever redoing the partitioning of this or another HDD - to make the Extended partition the last primary, thus giving a more easily read list, and probably more logical sequence to us humans.