I have to define a partitions layout for a embedded linux project. I have a board very similar to BeagleBoneBlack.
Project requires 5 partitions, so I have to use extended partition.
Question: Which extended partition type to use?
Two most commonly used are:
- 0f W95 Ext'd (LBA) and
- 05 extended
What is the difference?
0f is used by default when formatting in
gparted (ubuntu). (It is windows 95 partition type.)
05 is used by default when formating by
parted (ubuntu) or
fdisk (linux board). (It is dos partition type.)
There is also 0x85 (linux extended), but even
fdisk can not handle it.
Can someone please explain me what is the difference and limitations of this different types of extended partitions and what is recommended for embedded linux board?