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

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Chapter Review

In this chapter, I reviewed a variety of topics related to managing the Linux file system. The first topic I discussed was how to manage disk partitions. I pointed out that you must partition a disk before you can use it in a Linux system. This is done using the fdisk utility. I reviewed the steps for creating a new partition using this command. I emphasized that you must actually commit your changes to disk before fdisk actually writes the new partitions you created.

I then discussed how to format a partition with a file system. This is done using the mkfs utility. I related that you use mkfs to create file systems. This utility is actually a front end for the real commands that make each specific type of file system (ext2, ext3, ...

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