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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>7.2</version> 11<version>8.0</version>
12<date>2007-02-16</date> 12<date>2007-05-07</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
726 <ti>xfs</ti> 726 <ti>xfs</ti>
727 <ti><c>mkfs.xfs</c></ti> 727 <ti><c>mkfs.xfs</c></ti>
728</tr> 728</tr>
729<tr> 729<tr>
730 <ti>jfs</ti> 730 <ti>jfs</ti>
731 <ti><c>mkfs.jfs</c></ti> 731 <ti><c>mkfs.jfs</c></ti>
732</tr> 732</tr>
733</table> 733</table>
734 734
735<p> 735<p>
736For instance, to have the root partition (<path>/dev/sda2</path> in our example) 736For instance, to have the root partition (<path>/dev/sda2</path> in our example)
737in ext3, you would use: 737in ext3, you would use:
738</p> 738</p>
739 739
740<pre caption="Applying a filesystem on a partition"> 740<pre caption="Applying a filesystem on a partition">
741# <i>mke2fs -j -O dir_index /dev/sda2</i> 741# <i>mke2fs -j /dev/sda2</i>
742</pre> 742</pre>
743 743
744<p> 744<p>
745Now create the filesystems on your newly created partitions (or logical 745Now create the filesystems on your newly created partitions (or logical
746volumes). 746volumes).
747</p> 747</p>
748 748
749</body> 749</body>
750</subsection> 750</subsection>
751<subsection> 751<subsection>
752<title>Activating the Swap Partition</title> 752<title>Activating the Swap Partition</title>
753<body> 753<body>
754 754
755<p> 755<p>
756<c>mkswap</c> is the command that is used to initialize swap partitions: 756<c>mkswap</c> is the command that is used to initialize swap partitions:

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