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Guide to disks and disk partitions in Linux

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"Hard Drive Naming Convention: – The first thing you need to know is there is no "C drive" or "E drive" in Linux. There are equivalents, but when you come across a reference to a hard drive in a modern Linux system, you will typically see something like /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc, … etc. The "dev" is short for device, and in this case, a block storage device. The "sd" is short for SCSI mass-storage driver. (SCSI stands for Small Computer System Interface.) For the rest of this article, the "/dev/" will be dropped, so all references to hard drives and partitions will start with the last part only."

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