Objective 1: Design a Hard Disk Layout
Part of the installation process for Linux is designing the hard disk partitioning scheme. If you’re used to systems that reside on a single partition, this step may seem to complicate the installation. However, there are advantages to splitting the filesystem into multiple partitions and even onto multiple disks.
You can find more details about disks, partitions, and Linux filesystem top-level directories in Chapter 7. This Topic covers considerations for implementing Linux disk layouts.