Linux Administration/Installation/Disk Layout

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This lesson covers disk layout.

Objectives and Skills[edit | edit source]

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

  • Design hard disk layout
    • Allocate file systems and swap space to separate partitions or disks
    • Tailor the design to the intended use of the system
    • Ensure the /boot partition conforms to the hardware architecture requirements for booting
    • Knowledge of basic features of Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
    • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
      • /(root) filesystem
      • /var filesystem
      • /home filesystem
      • /boot filesystem
      • swap space
      • mount points
      • partitions

Readings[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia: Disk partitioning
  2. Wikipedia: System partition and boot partition
  3. Wikipedia: Paging
  4. Wikipedia: Logical Volume Manager (Linux)
  5. Wikipedia: Mount (computing)
  6. Wikipedia: ZFS (Combined filesystems and Logical Volume Manager)

Multimedia[edit | edit source]

  1. YouTube: Linux Partitions and File System Layouts

Activities[edit | edit source]

  1. Complete the tutorial IBM: Learn Linux, 101: Hard disk layout

Lesson Summary[edit | edit source]

Key Terms[edit | edit source]

inode (index node)
A data structure in a Unix-style file system that describes a file-system object such as a file or a directory.[2]

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