How many maximum partitions can we create on a single drive? I remember getting error once when I had created somewhere around 16 partitions on same disk. Why put this limit? What is the problem with unlimited partitions?
I know that there can be four primary partitions for historical reasons and they get stored in first 512 bytes. So we use last partition info to point to another partition table. And after that we sort of create linked list of partitions. I just wanted to know why put a limit at all? There must be some benefit. Just because at that time no one created more than 16 partition, does not make sense putting a limit for 16 partition. There should be some gain to by putting a limit. Or some theoretical reason like we have for maximum supported file size on partition.