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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Determining the Volume Device and Partition

After installing Linux (follow the instructions in Appendix A) you should at least know a little about the hard drive installed on your system. You should also know about the fdisk command (some distributions'installation scripts might include a proprietary tool instead of fdisk) because you created a partition on an existing volume, or hard drive, to make room for the kernel and software included with your Linux distribution. You might have installed Linux entirely in a single partition, or created several additional partitions to hold different parts of the Linux file system, or directory structure.

Linux supports a variety of file systems. Its native file system format is the ext2fs. If your Linux ...

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