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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
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.
269</pre> 269</pre>
270 270
271</body> 271</body>
272</subsection> 272</subsection>
273<subsection> 273<subsection>
274<title>Creating the Swap Slice</title> 274<title>Creating the Swap Slice</title>
275<body> 275<body>
276 276
277<p> 277<p>
278On Alpha based systems you don't need a separate boot partition. However, the 278On Alpha based systems you don't need a separate boot partition. However, the
279first cylinder cannot be used as the <c>aboot</c> image will be placed there. 279first cylinder cannot be used as the <c>aboot</c> image will be placed there.
280</p> 280</p>
281 281
282<p> 282<p>
283We will create a swap slice starting at the third cylinder, with a total 283We will create a swap slice starting at the third cylinder, with a total
284size of 1 Gbyte. Use <c>n</c> to create a new slice. After creating the slice, 284size of 1 GB. Use <c>n</c> to create a new slice. After creating the slice,
285we will change its type to <c>1</c> (one), meaning <e>swap</e>. 285we will change its type to <c>1</c> (one), meaning <e>swap</e>.
286</p> 286</p>
287 287
288<pre caption="Creating the swap slice"> 288<pre caption="Creating the swap slice">
289BSD disklabel command (m for help): <i>n</i> 289BSD disklabel command (m for help): <i>n</i>
290Partition (a-p): <i>a</i> 290Partition (a-p): <i>a</i>
291First cylinder (1-5290, default 1): <i>3</i> 291First cylinder (1-5290, default 1): <i>3</i>
292Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (3-5290, default 5290): <i>+1024M</i> 292Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (3-5290, default 5290): <i>+1024M</i>
293 293
294BSD disklabel command (m for help): <i>t</i> 294BSD disklabel command (m for help): <i>t</i>
295Partition (a-c): <i>a</i> 295Partition (a-c): <i>a</i>
296Hex code (type L to list codes): <i>1</i> 296Hex code (type L to list codes): <i>1</i>
297</pre> 297</pre>
298 298
299<p> 299<p>
509 509
510Command (m for help): <i>t</i> 510Command (m for help): <i>t</i>
511Selected partition 1 511Selected partition 1
512Hex code (type L to list codes): <i>6</i> 512Hex code (type L to list codes): <i>6</i>
513Changed system type of partition 1 to 6 (FAT16) 513Changed system type of partition 1 to 6 (FAT16)
514</pre> 514</pre>
515 515
516</body> 516</body>
517</subsection> 517</subsection>
518<subsection> 518<subsection>
519<title>Creating the Swap Partition</title> 519<title>Creating the Swap Partition</title>
520<body> 520<body>
521 521
522<p> 522<p>
523We will create a swap partition starting at the third cylinder, with a total 523We will create a swap partition starting at the third cylinder, with a total
524size of 1 Gbyte. Use <c>n</c> to create a new partition. 524size of 1 GB. Use <c>n</c> to create a new partition.
525</p> 525</p>
526 526
527<pre caption="Creating the swap partition"> 527<pre caption="Creating the swap partition">
528Command (m for help): <i>n</i> 528Command (m for help): <i>n</i>
529Command action 529Command action
530 e extended 530 e extended
531 p primary partition (1-4) 531 p primary partition (1-4)
532<i>p</i> 532<i>p</i>
533Partition number (1-4): <i>2</i> 533Partition number (1-4): <i>2</i>
534First cylinder (17-8727, default 17): <i>17</i> 534First cylinder (17-8727, default 17): <i>17</i>
535Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (17-8727, default 8727): <i>+1000M</i> 535Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (17-8727, default 8727): <i>+1000M</i>
536 536
537Command (m for help): <i>t</i> 537Command (m for help): <i>t</i>
538Partition number (1-4): <i>1</i> 538Partition number (1-4): <i>1</i>
539Hex code (type L to list codes): <i>82</i> 539Hex code (type L to list codes): <i>82</i>

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