The focus of this chapter is the key concepts and essential management of local storage devices.
You start by learning some key concepts, including what partitions and filesystems are and how they play an essential role on a Linux operating system. You then learn how to create partitions and filesystems, followed by how to make these new storage devices available to the operating system.
We complete this chapter by diving into the topic of swap devices, which are devices used to provide virtual memory space.
After reading this chapter and completing the exercises, you will be able to do the following:
Create partitions and filesystems.
Perform advanced filesystem manipulation tasks.
Mount partitions ...