View of a partition

The node for the individual partitions provides access to all its parameters and values.

The table of a partition displays the following information on the selected object:

Parameter

Description

Name

The name of the defined partition.

Partition Number

The unique physical partition number on the disk the currently selected entry belongs to, 1 is the first partition, 2 the second, and so on.

Description

This field is a free text field and can contain some descriptive text or necessary information about the object.

Extend

This parameter is of interest if the defined disk partitions do not completely use up the available disk space. Possible values are Yes , extend partition, in this case the size fixed for the disk will be ignored and the remaining disk space will be added to the respective partition. If you select No , do not extend the partition, the remaining disk space cannot be used. Only one partition per disk can be extended. As FAT-32 disks cannot be larger than 32 GB, extending it over this limit will generate an error.

Format

This parameter indicates the format of the partition, possible values being NTFS , FAT-32 or Do Not Format , if the disk is not to be formatted but to use the current configuration, such as to keep another partition type for Linux or to keep partitions with existing data.

Label

The unique name of the partition, for example, SYSTEM, DATA or BACKUP ).

Drive Letter

The logical drive letter from C to Z assigned to the drive, each letter can only be assigned once.

Size (GB)

This value displays the total size of the respective disk partition in GB. FAT-32 disks cannot be larger than 32 GB. The specified size is adjusted to the cylinder snap and can therefore be somewhat smaller or larger than the defined value.

Active Partition

This parameter defines if a partition is active, that is, if it is potentially bootable. This partition must be used to install the operating system on, which is to be booted. Only one partition can be active per disk.

Type

This parameter defines the type of the partition, that is, if it is a primary, extended or logical partition.

Order

This parameter specifies the order in which the partitions will be modified, if there is more than one partition, 1 indicating the first partition, and so on.

Creation Date

The date and time the currently selected partition was created for the first time.

Last Modification Date

The date and time in the user specified format at which the last modification occurred to the selected object.

Notes

This free text field can contain more information about the selected object.

For more information about operations on partitions, see Partition operations.

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