Linux Administration/Devices and Filesystems/Partitions

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This lesson covers partitions.

Objectives and Skills[edit | edit source]

Objectives and skills for the partitions portion of Linux+ certification include:[1]

  • Create partitions and file systems
    • Manage MBR partition tables
    • Use various mkfs commands to create various file systems such as:
      • ext4 or deprecated ext2/ext3
      • XFS
      • VFAT
    • Awareness of ReiserFS and Btrfs
    • Basic knowledge of gdisk and parted with GPT
    • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
      • fdisk
      • gdisk
      • parted
      • mkfs (mkfs.btrfs mkfs mkfs.bfs mkfs.cramfs mkfs.ext2 mkfs.ext3 mkfs.ext4 mkfs.fat mkfs.minix mkfs.msdos mkfs.ntfs mkfs.vfat mkfs.xfs)
      • mkswap
      • lsblk[2], included in Util-linux package, to identify and list your block devices such as Hard Disks (HDD)

Readings[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia: Disk partitioning

Multimedia[edit | edit source]

Activities[edit | edit source]

  1. Complete the tutorial IBM: Learn Linux, 101: Create partitions and filesystems
  2. Review RedHat 7 Documentation about Creating an ext4 filesystem [1]

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