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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>1.10</version> 11<version>1.11</version>
12<date>2004-12-30</date> 12<date>2005-02-20</date>
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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.
23Then, once you're familiar with the ins and outs of disks and filesystems, 23Then, once you're familiar with the ins and outs of disks and filesystems,
24you'll be guided through the process of setting up partitions and filesystems 24you'll be guided through the process of setting up partitions and filesystems
25for your Gentoo Linux installation. 25for your Gentoo Linux installation.
26</p> 26</p>
27 27
749</p> 749</p>
750 750
751<pre caption="Creating a Swap signature"> 751<pre caption="Creating a Swap signature">
752# <i>mkswap /dev/sda1</i> 752# <i>mkswap /dev/sda1</i>
753</pre> 753</pre>
754 754
755<p> 755<p>
756To activate the swap partition, use <c>swapon</c>: 756To activate the swap partition, use <c>swapon</c>:
757</p> 757</p>
758 758
759<pre caption="Activating the swap partition"> 759<pre caption="Activating the swap partition">
760# <i>swapon /dev/sda1</i> 760# <i>swapon /dev/sda1</i>
761</pre> 761</pre>
762 762
763<p> 763<p>
764Create and activate the swap now. 764Create and activate the swap with the commands mentioned above.
765</p> 765</p>
766 766
767</body> 767</body>
768</subsection> 768</subsection>
769</section> 769</section>
770<section> 770<section>
771<title>Mounting</title> 771<title>Mounting</title>
772<body> 772<body>
773 773
774<p> 774<p>
775Now that your partitions are initialized and are housing a filesystem, it is 775Now that your partitions are initialized and are housing a filesystem, it is
776time to mount those partitions. Use the <c>mount</c> command. Don't forget to 776time to mount those partitions. Use the <c>mount</c> command. Don't forget to
777create the necessary mount directories for every partition you created. As an 777create the necessary mount directories for every partition you created. As an
778example we mount the root and boot partition: 778example we mount the root and boot partition:
779</p> 779</p>

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