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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+™ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Robb Tracy

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Managing Disk Partitions

When you initially installed your Linux system, you defined a series of partitions on your hard disk drives to host your file system. Depending on which distribution you installed, you probably used some kind of graphical or menu-driven partitioning utility to accomplish this.

After the system has been in use for a while, it’s likely that you will need to add more storage space at some point. If you install a new hard disk in the system, you will need to partition it and create a file system on it. To do this, most distributions provide you with some type of graphical partitioning utility. For example, on an OpenSUSE system, you can use the YaST Partitioner module to manage the partitions on your system. This utility ...

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