Yep. Your answer was great. I just wanted to stress the difference between a logical device and a physical device.
Another detail: until recently, most OS's weren't built to handle extremely large hard drives, so partioning your drive into lots of logical drives was the only way to use all your hard drive capacity.
Fat32 sucked. The error didn't really get resolved until late Win2k. http://klineitsolutions.com/support/viewtopic.php?t=29 I got this info off a new up and coming forum I joined. You had to manually go in the registry yourself and literally tell Windows to support data over 197 gb.
HDD partition is about make a part of one big hard disk for easy use.
Like if you have 160GB HDD drive than your make 4 partition of 40GB. or any size you require. But you must have C: drive size at least 10 GB for OS installation.
From any os you make partition while installation.
Or you make partition with "Norton Partition Magic 8.05".
Or if you have installed OS mostly Microsoft than
goto my computer properties > manage > disk management and make different partition or change drive latter, format, etc utilities available.