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Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, 7th Edition by Wale Soyinka

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CHAPTER 7

File Systems

File systems provide a means of organizing data on a storage medium. They serve as a nice abstraction layer above the nitty-gritty details of sectors, cylinders, and integrated circuits (ICs) of physical disks. This chapter discusses the composition and management of these abstraction layers supported by Linux. We’ll pay particular attention to the native Linux file systems—the extended file system family.

This chapter will also cover the many aspects of managing disks. This includes creating partitions and volumes, establishing file systems, automating the process by which the file systems are mounted at boot time, and dealing with them when things go wrong. We will also touch on Logical Volume Management (LVM) concepts. ...

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