Partition Dilemma!

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    Windows distinguishes each and every partitions and devices using alphabets (A: C: D: E: etc..). My question here is "Is there a limit to how much such logical drives it can address, say Z:"? Lets suppose I got a 500 GB HDD, some 20 partitions, a DVD combo, thumb drive, card reader, etc.. will Windows be able to address all those?
     
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    Yes , Windows can , provided you have 24 partitions (from C to Z).
    As far a Linux is concerned there is no limit!! (You allocate partition for
    root (/) and swap). I think in Windows you can't go beyond Z!!.
     
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    Can't go beyond Z:...?????????????

    Disgusting yaaaar, I am not sure bcoz I still have to wait for 500G HDD and all those external drives.

    But can guess, windows would be struck at Z: or may be at P: or perhaps S:

    Whats say..............????:D
     
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    Only till Z: ? :-(. Lets hope if I get to configure my PC like that Windows doesnt choke! Yeah, I've heard thats not a problem with Linux!
     
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    i heard that windows becomes unstable on having to many partitions.
    is it so??
     
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    well i have reached X:
    i have two 200gb sata in raid 0(multiple partitions)
    one 80 gb pata(multiple partitions)
    dvdrw
    dvdrom
    floppy
    daemon (2 drvs)
    nero img drive
    external usb hdd
    ipod
    usb memstick and
    a memory card reader...

    EDIT: my system is perfectley stable!!!

    and guys i think after Z: is over then we can add more drives/partitions by mounting them in folders(NTFS) in other drives thru disk management...(some one pls confirm)
     
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    maybe we can go beyond z: drive....as alcohol 120% says that it can go upto 36 vietual drives(aldo it provides 6max. to me)...

    and if it's not capable to go beyond z: in xp, it MUST be in Vista as Microsoft must be aware of the higher capacity drives and the need for partitioning....

    I hope some Vista tester sees this.
     
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    ^^ Yes, you cannot go beyond Z: and guys, get real, why the hell would you wanna create sooo many partitions? Ok, consider you have a 500 GB hard disk.. If u have such a hard disk, you must have pretty big files to store.. supposy you create 100 partitions, then you just have 5 GB per partition! Which restricts your max file size to 5 GB! IMHO, the lesser partitions you have, the better it is. I have a 120 GB hard disk with only 2 partitions.
     
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    The reason I find need for several partitions is many... Lets suppose you like to work on some 3 or 4 Linux flavours... 2 or 3 Windows flavours... a Floppy Drive, DVD Combo, Thumb Drive, Card Reader, Mobile Phone, my friends' HDD to copy files... Ha, and in a few months' time how can I go without a Mac OS in my PC, Blu-ray, HD-DVD... Just Imagine! Windows would choke right?
     
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    Ha! by the time u manage to lay hands on all that stuff.. new windows will be available and it will not have that limitation
     
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    You are right Rollercoaster, Windows surely will have a brand new face by then... Windows Vista and all~ Lets wait and see. Thanx folks. It was quite a help!
     
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