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Beginning the Linux Command Line, Second edition by Sander van Vugt

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CHAPTER 5

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Managing Partitions and Logical Volumes

To work with files, you need to store them. In most situations, you’ll need to create a logical storage unit before you do so. Creating such a storage unit makes it easier to configure your hard drive in a flexible way. In Linux, you can choose between two of those logical storage units: partitions and logical volumes. Choose partitions if you want to work easily and you don’t have very specific needs for what you do with your hard drive. If, however, you need maximal flexibility and easy resizing, working with logical volumes is a better solution. In this chapter, you’ll read how to create partitions ...

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