Customizing and Upgrading Linux by Linda McKinnon

Customizing and Upgrading Linux by Linda McKinnon

By Linda McKinnon

A no-nonsense advisor for IT professionals
While Linux proprietors promise velocity, potency, and reliability, it

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Remember to test and document what you have done to avoid installation headaches. The partition numbering scheme follows an old PC standard in which each hard drive was limited to four primary partitions. Any one of the four partitions can also be designated as an extended partition. Within the extended partition, up to 12 logical partitions can be further specified. 11). This feature will allow you many different configurations. We will only describe a few. One very popular workstation configuration is to have one hard disk and one CD-ROM.

The swap partition is then represented by /dev/hda5 and the extended partition is then represented by /dev/hda2. Another way of describing this scenario would be to say that TEAM LinG - Live, Informative, Non-cost and Genuine! 5 A simple example of disk partitioning. the swap partition is inside the extended partition. We could also say that the /dev/hda5 partition is inside the /dev/hda2 partition. 1, they changed the default disk partitioning behavior so that at least the boot files are now separate from the root file system files.

You will notice that if you decide to install a server type system, you will end up with a series of partitions where each partition is subsequently mapped to a specific mount point. The following section shows the results of a server type installation. Disk Partitioning: A Complex Approach When installing servers, it is best practice to create separate file systems for the purposes of separating certain directories. 6 is an example of a more complex disk partitioning scheme. The following scenario is an example of best practice using common conventions.

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