kins
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Hi,

How can you tell if a partition is primary or not from the ESX console?

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Use fdisk -l

You will see the System tag of 'Extended' that and any partition after it is not a primary partition.


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riker82
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did you try fdisk command?

kins
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I tried fdisk -l but still can't see anything with Primary

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riker82
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you must choose which device you want to analyze.

fdisk /dev/sdX

and then press "p" for printing partition table

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vmroyale
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Hello.

You can enter parted and then type print to view the primary partitions.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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Texiwill
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Hello,

Use fdisk -l

You will see the System tag of 'Extended' that and any partition after it is not a primary partition.


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

====

Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

Blue Gears and SearchVMware Pro Blogs: http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Blog_Roll

Top Virtualization Security Links: http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Top_Virtualization_Security_Links

--
Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XIII: 2009-2021,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill

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