Linux Partition HOWTO
version 3.4.2, 27 April 2001
Linux Partition HOWTO (version 2.4, 3 November 1997)
Original authorship noted in HTML comments.
This Linux Mini-HOWTO teaches you how to plan and create
partitions on IDE and SCSI hard drives. It discusses partitioning
terminology and considers size and location issues. Use of the fdisk
partitioning utility for creating and recovering partition tables is
covered. The most recent version of this document is here.
- What is a partition?
- Related HOWTOs
- Device names
- Device numbers
- What partitions do I need?
- Which filesystems need their own
- How big should the swap partitions be?
- Placement of swap partitions
- Notes about fdisk
- Four primary partitions example
- Mixed primary and logical
- Submitted Examples
- Formatting Partitions
- Activating Swap Space
- Mounting Partitions