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Linuxcare: User's View: Parting Need Not Be Sorrow

Jan 11, 2000, 01:21 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Arne W. Flones)

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"Like many computer hackers, I can accumulate extra computer hardware faster than my cat, Rosina, accumulates fleas. In my vast computer tool box, the most common hardware extras are motherboards (practically useless) and hard drives (precious gems). One day, while using one of these spare hard drives and a Linux box, I set out to reconfigure my computer. The tale that proceeds details my first journey deep into the world of Linux partitioning...."

"While Linux partitioning is a straightforward process, it seems to have taken on a veil of mystery. Perhaps this is because the Linux world is not congruent with the C: drive universe of Microsoft. Although both file systems originated with the same UNIX model, Linux is an almost identical duplication and MS-DOS/Windows ended up like a warped image in a fun house mirror. This is as much the fault of the inflexible, naive Microsoft file system design as it is the partitioning model."

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