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Linux Partitioning Explained

Feb 24, 2010, 05:03 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to GeekRide for this link. ]

"You got a new hard drive and attach it to your laptop/desktop but before you can use it, you need to partition and format the hard drive. This can be done with a series of easy steps. This is a small and easy tutorial which will show you how to use fdisk, one of very famous utility for disk partitioning.

"Fdisk is the utility which we will be using for this example. Though there are other options also like parted/gparted and use of them depends totally on personal preference. For Fdisk, you need to provide the device name as an argument. For that the possible options could be:

/dev/hda
/dev/hdb
/dev/sda
/dev/sdb"

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