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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 11<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
13<title>Block Devices</title> 13<title>Block Devices</title>
14<body> 14<body>
15 15
16<p> 16<p>
17We'll take a good look at disk-oriented aspects of Gentoo Linux 17We'll take a good look at disk-oriented aspects of Gentoo Linux
18and Linux in general, including Linux filesystems, partitions and block devices. 18and Linux in general, including Linux filesystems, partitions and block devices.
19Then, once you're familiar with the ins and outs of disks and filesystems, 19Then, once you're familiar with the ins and outs of disks and filesystems,
20you'll be guided through the process of setting up partitions and filesystems 20you'll be guided through the process of setting up partitions and filesystems
21for your Gentoo Linux installation. 21for your Gentoo Linux installation.
22</p> 22</p>
126<li> 126<li>
127 Security can be enhanced by mounting some partitions or volumes read-only, 127 Security can be enhanced by mounting some partitions or volumes read-only,
128 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc. 128 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc.
129</li> 129</li>
130</ul> 130</ul>
131 131
132<p> 132<p>
133However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured 133However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured
134properly, you might result in having a system with lots 134properly, you might result in having a system with lots
135of free space on one partition and none on another. 135of free space on one partition and none on another.
136</p> 136</p>
137 137
138</body> 138</body>
139</subsection> 139</subsection>
140</section> 140</section>
141<section> 141<section id="fdisk">
142<title>Using fdisk on Alpha to Partition your Disk</title> 142<title>Using fdisk on Alpha to Partition your Disk</title>
143<subsection> 143<subsection>
144<body> 144<body>
145 145
146<p> 146<p>
147The following parts explain how to create the example slice layout described 147The following parts explain how to create the example slice layout described
148previously, namely: 148previously, namely:
149</p> 149</p>
150 150
151<table> 151<table>
152<tr> 152<tr>
153 <th>Slice</th> 153 <th>Slice</th>
154 <th>Description</th> 154 <th>Description</th>
155</tr> 155</tr>
156<tr> 156<tr>

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