General partnership is one that all the partners deliberate or actively control the business. On the other hand, a limited partner does not have full responsibility for the debts of the business and usually requires a partnership agreement. Use the following site for more information. http://www.alllaw.com/articles/business_and_corporate/article12.asp.
I used to know this but I think that a limited partner puts up his money then cannot have any say how that money is invested or how the company is run. A general partner can help decide how the company is run and be in on company decision making.