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Why Partition Drives in Linux?

The decision to implement one or more partitions per storage device is based on certain advantages and disadvantages. The following are the reasons to create multiple partitions on your storage device:

The Linux operating system, like most modern operating systems, supports the creation and use of multiple partitions. After creating a partition, a filesystem (for example, ext2, ext3, and ReiserFS) must be assigned to the filesystem. This can be implemented through a partition editor tool or through the Linux mkfs command. After the filesystem, a directory structure would need to be created for the allocation and organization of files and folders.


Published on Mon 12 March 2007 by Dave Wilson in Linux with tag(s): linux disk partitions