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partition: A (hard) disk can be divided into sections called partitions. In dos/Windows, each partition can be treated as a separate logical drive, with its own drive letter (like C:, D:, E:, etc.). In the Linux file organization, drive letters are not used, but a disk can still be divided into partitions. Each partition can (will) have its own filesystem.

See AboutThesePages.

Resources:

  • (rhk) Disk Partitions, OS/2, & Multiboot FAQ; 2002/07/08; Felix Miata -- looks good on it's own, plus it has links to some promising sounding sites for information on partitioning and so forth.

Note: There are several pages about partioning on WikiLearn -- I need to reorganize them somehow -- maybe one main one with pointers to others -- for now I'll include an inline search for partition:

  • FAQ: Summary

  • ActivePartition: See BLT . active partition : The active participation is the partition that is bootable, in other words, the one that will boot if the system is booted up. Must...

  • AllowingAccessToFat32Partitions: To allow read and write access to a fat32 partition in Linux, modify the entry for that partition in the fstab file to include the following options: ..,user,umask...

  • BltTermsPartitionsAndPartitioning: See BLT . Partitions Partitioning, Anita Lewis boot partition extended partition filesystem logical partition mountpoint primary partition...

  • BootPartition: See BLT . boot partition : The boot partition (or directory /boot) contains Linux kernel images that can be used to start a Linux system. A boot manager (like...

  • DisplayingThePartitionTable: Commands to display the contents of the partition table: fdisk /dev/hda l See AboutThesePages. Currently, no significant content below this line. Contributors...

  • ExtendedPartition: See BLT . extended partition : See primary partition . The extended partition is the (optional) primary partition that points to the data (definition??) block...

  • FaqAccessWindowsPartitions: See Faq . Q: How do you access a fat32 windows partion? A: overview You have to mount the partition, then you can do whatever you want (with the right commands...

  • FilesystemsPartitionsAndDirectories: See BLT . I have sometimes been confused by the words: filesystem partition directory (or subdirectory ) They can sometimes be correctly...

  • LinuxOnATinyPartition: Want to think of a better name. Basically what I`m doing is trying to create a very small Linux installation on a hard drive, so I can run lilo and use it as a boot...

  • LogicalPartition: See BLT . logical partition : See primary partition . A logical partition is a partition (section) of a disk which is not one of the primary partitions, and...

  • MyPartitionStrategy: Thinking on paper about my partioning strategy for Linux. Although I like my strawman proposal, and will probably head in that direction, I dislike the extra level...

  • Partition: See BLT . partition : A (hard) disk can be divided into sections called partitions. In dos/Windows, each partition can be treated as a separate logical drive, with...

  • PartitionADisk: Some Linux and non Linux tools for partitioning a disk. See AboutThesePages. Contents Linux Partitioning Tools The distinction between Linux and non Linux partioning...

  • PartitionImage: Partition Image is an imaging tool that works in Linux. See: AboutThesePages Contents Notes I have not tried it yet, but understand the following: PI...

  • PartitionRescueHOWTO: This is a page created to receive comments about the Partition Rescue HOWTO I (JeanDanielDodin) write for the ldp. Of course right now nobody knows of this page :...

  • PartitionTable: See BLT . partition table : A table, stored on a disk, that describes how the disk is divided into sections called partitions. The partition table stores the starting...

  • PrimaryPartition: See BLT . primary partition : At one point in time, hard disks were designed such that they could be divided into only four sections (`partitions`). When the need...

  • Repartition: See BLT . repartition: See partition . Repartitioning is the process of changing the size and sequence of partitions on a disk. Apparently there is a repartition...

  • RootPartition: See BLT . root partition : (See filesystems, partitions, and directories ). The root partition (or directory) is denoted by / and is the `parent` directory for...

  • SwapPartition: See BLT . swap partition : See partition . The swap partition is a partition used in conjunction with RAM. When there is not enough physical RAM in a system...

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