More than 7 partitions on the SD

Kees Jongenburger kees.jongenburger at
Sat Mar 14 21:20:09 CET 2009

Hello Pietro,

On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 10:10 PM, Pietro m0nt0 Montorfano
<monto84 at> wrote:
> Hi, i've bought a 4GB uSD and i've partitioned it to try and test a lot
> of distro, done 10 partitions (1 for kernel and 1 extended for logical
> partitions) booted and.... only 7 partitions shown, no prob, i've read
> the wiki page and a file [1] describing minor and major numbers for
> devices and reffering to that ok, only 8 partitions are possible, 7
> usable (1 extended of course). In the same file there is also a
> description about scsi disks devices (/dev/sda and so on), referring to
> that file only sixteen devices like sda are possible, but, working with
> storage, multipath and sometimes configuring linux server i've seen
> devices li /dev/sdaz.

This problem was also discussed on the LKML, but with no actual result


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