Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Creating Partitions in Linux

Filed under

Partitions are physical or logical portions of a disk; a filesystem is the logical arrangement of data on a physical or logical partition so that your computer system can access and store data there.

Partitions and filesystems are nothing new to the computer world, but you will find that these parts of the operating system are much more visible and important as you use Linux. One of the great things about Unix in general is that it is hands on.

This may be daunting at first, but it enables you to have as much or as little control over how your system works as you want, optimize your system to meet your needs, and fix any problems that may crop up.

Windows users have pretty much had it easy with regards to installing their operating systems, which is a testament to Microsoft’s ability to provide a high-level installer that still performs low-level tasks without low-level user involvement.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Chrome Remote Desktop is used on Deepin 15 for remote assistance

If you’ve installed the latest pre-stable edition of Deepin 15 (Deepin 2015), which I just wrote about earlier today (see Deepin 15. This could be the best Linux desktop distribution of the year), a module you’ll find in the Control Center, is Remote Assistance. Read more

Itty bitty ARM module starts at $27

Variscite’s rugged, 50 x 25mm “DART-6UL” COM runs Linux on an i.MX6 UltraLite SoC, offers NAND, eMMC, and wireless, and starts at $27 in volume. In April, Variscite announced the world’s smallest i.MX6 computer-on-module with its 50 x 20mm, Freescale i.MX6-based DART-MX6. At 50 x 25mm, the DART-6UL doesn’t quite match those dimensions, but it offers greater power efficiency, making it well suited for IoT applications and battery-powered devices. Variscite claims it consumes only 5mA in suspend mode. Read more