Ubuntu: Ubuntu installation partitioning: Logical or primary?



Question:

I am in the process of reinstalling Ubuntu. When I got to this step:

Ubuntu Partitioning

I was prompted to choose a logical or a primary partition. I've never seen this dialog box before -- before it just told me to choose the mount point and the format.

Should I choose logical or primary? The default is logical.


Solution:1

The short answer "it does not matter much".

MBR partitioning scheme allows you to have up to 4 partitions on a drive, one of those partitions can be an "extended partition", which acts as a container for any number of "logical partitions". The partitions which are not inside the extended partition are called "primary partitions".

There's no difference in how they function or anything. So, if you don't have specific reasons, just go with the default choice.


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