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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>1.10</version> 11<version>1.10</version>
12<date>2004-12-30</date> 12<date>2004-12-30</date>
13 13
14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>Block Devices</title> 17<title>Block Devices</title>
18<body> 18<body>
19 19
20<p> 20<p>
21We'll take a good look at disk-oriented aspects of Gentoo Linux 21We'll take a good look at disk-oriented aspects of Gentoo Linux
22and Linux in general, including Linux filesystems, partitions and block devices. 22and Linux in general, including Linux filesystems, partitions and block devices.
452a DOS disklabel. 452a DOS disklabel.
453</p> 453</p>
454 454
455<pre caption="Creating a DOS disklabel"> 455<pre caption="Creating a DOS disklabel">
456Command (m for help): <i>o</i> 456Command (m for help): <i>o</i>
457Building a new DOS disklabel. 457Building a new DOS disklabel.
458</pre> 458</pre>
459 459
460<p> 460<p>
461We start with deleting all partitions. The following shows how to delete 461We start with deleting all partitions. The following shows how to delete
462a partition (in the example we use '1'). Repeat the process to delete all 462a partition (in the example we use '1'). Repeat the process to delete all
463other partitions. 463other partitions.
464</p> 464</p>
465 465
466<p> 466<p>
467Use <c>p</c> to view all existing paritions. <c>d</c> is used to delete a partition. 467Use <c>p</c> to view all existing partitions. <c>d</c> is used to delete a
468partition.
468</p> 469</p>
469 470
470<pre caption="Deleting a partition"> 471<pre caption="Deleting a partition">
471command (m for help): <i>p</i> 472command (m for help): <i>p</i>
472 473
473Disk /dev/sda: 9150 MB, 9150996480 bytes 474Disk /dev/sda: 9150 MB, 9150996480 bytes
47464 heads, 32 sectors/track, 8727 cylinders 47564 heads, 32 sectors/track, 8727 cylinders
475Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes 476Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes
476 477
477 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System 478 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
478/dev/sda1 1 478 489456 83 Linux 479/dev/sda1 1 478 489456 83 Linux
479/dev/sda2 479 8727 8446976 5 Extended 480/dev/sda2 479 8727 8446976 5 Extended
480/dev/sda5 479 1433 977904 83 Linux Swap 481/dev/sda5 479 1433 977904 83 Linux Swap
481/dev/sda6 1434 8727 7469040 83 Linux 482/dev/sda6 1434 8727 7469040 83 Linux
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