In this chapter we will cover the following topics:
mkfsto format a drive
fsckto check the filesystem
When installing a machine, you can take the defaults or set up your disk(s) practically any way you want. Here is a brief review of partitions and filesystems. A typical Linux system usually has at least three separate partitions. They are labelled
/ (pronounced root) is the parent of the directory structure.
/boot is where the system kernel and map files reside. The
swap partition is used when parts of memory need to be moved to the hard drive because of over-commitment. This is called being swapped out to disk.
The following ...