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Partitions-Mass-Storage-Definitions-Naming-HOWTO

Jean-Daniel Dodin

Revision History
Revision V0.12009-05-09Revised by: jdd

Table of Contents
1.
2. Copyright and Licence
3. Mass Storage Involved Here
4. Definitions
4.1. Warning
4.2. Bytes
4.3. Sectors
4.4. Heads
4.5. Tracks
4.6. Cylinders
4.7. Disks
4.8. Partitions
4.9. Partition Table
4.10. File Systems
4.11. Files and Nodes
5. Drive Naming in Linux
5.1. Naming Convention
6. Partition Naming in Linux
6.1. Numbers
6.2. Meaning of the Numbers
7. Device Major and Minor Numbers
8. Partition Types
8.1. Linux Partition Types
8.2. Foreign Partition Types
8.3. Swap Partitions
8.4. Complete List
9. How Many Partitions