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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Here is a list of useful disk utilities a friend of mine sent me by mail. Not sure where they come from, but I want to share them with you.
(”fixed disk”. Execute as root.) Linux hard drive partitioning utility. In the example above, I specified that I would like to partition the first hard drive on the first IDE interface. Backup any important data before using fdisk on any partition.
(Execute as root) Hard drive partitioning utility, menu-based. Easier to use then fdisk. Physical drives can contain primary partitions (max 4 per disk), and logical partitions (no restriction on number). A primary partition can be bootable. Logical partitions must be contained within extended partitions; extended partitions are not usable by themselves, they are just a container for logical partitions. When partitioning a disk, you’d typically: create a primary partition then make the primary partition bootable, create an extended partition and then create logical partition(s) within the extended partition.
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