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David BothUsing and Administering Linux: Volume 1https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5049-5_19

19. Filesystems

David Both
Raleigh, NC, USA


In this chapter you will learn
  • Three definitions for the term “Filesystem”
  • The meta-structures of the EXT4 filesystem.
  • How to obtain information about an EXT4 filesystem
  • To resolve problems that prevent a host from booting due to errors in configuration files
  • To detect and repair filesystem inconsistencies that might result in data loss
  • To describe and use the Linux Filesystem Hierarchical Standard (FHS)
  • To create a new partition and install an EXT4 filesystem on it
  • Configure /etc/fstab to mount a new partition on boot


Every general purpose computer needs to store data of various ...

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