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#1 2021-04-17 18:34:16

lixsuk
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Registered: 2021-03-28
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Fdisk creates 1KiB extended partition

Trying to install arch on my dell using fdisk and MBR (DOS "o")

I created 3 partitions.
sda1 root
sda2 swap
sda3 extended

But lsblk says sda3 is 1Kib even though I specifically selected "+69G" which is the remaining space of my disk. I can even confirm this my typing "p" to print partition table which says 69 GB extended volume.

So far I have tried changing the sda3 type to lvm and writing the changes but i faced the same result with lsblk showing it as 1KiB.

When I use pvcreate it says device too small.
Any ideas?

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#2 2021-04-18 05:12:54

lixsuk
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Registered: 2021-03-28
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Re: Fdisk creates 1KiB extended partition

This worked
https://unix.stackexchange.com/question … 539_645597

!answered

Last edited by lixsuk (2021-04-18 05:14:47)

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#3 2021-04-18 10:57:50

Lone_Wolf
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Re: Fdisk creates 1KiB extended partition

Yep, that's how things are supposed to work on MBR devices.

Please prepend [Solved] to the thread title (edit first post)


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