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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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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>
156<tr> 156<tr>
157 <ti><path>/dev/sda1</path></ti> 157 <ti><path>/dev/sda1</path></ti>
158 <ti>Swap slice</ti> 158 <ti>Swap slice</ti>
159</tr> 159</tr>
160<tr> 160<tr>
161 <ti><path>/dev/sda2</path></ti> 161 <ti><path>/dev/sda2</path></ti>
162 <ti>Root slice</ti> 162 <ti>Root slice</ti>
163</tr> 163</tr>
164<tr> 164<tr>
165 <ti><path>/dev/sda3</path></ti> 165 <ti><path>/dev/sda3</path></ti>
166 <ti>Full disk (required)</ti> 166 <ti>Full disk (required)</ti>
167</tr> 167</tr>
168</table> 168</table>
169 169
170<p> 170<p>
171Change your slice layout according to your own will. 171Change your slice layout according to your own preference.
172</p> 172</p>
173 173
174 174
175</body> 175</body>
176</subsection> 176</subsection>
177<subsection> 177<subsection>
178<title>Identifying Available Disks</title> 178<title>Identifying Available Disks</title>
179<body> 179<body>
180 180
181<p> 181<p>
182To figure out what disks you have running, use the following commands: 182To figure out what disks you have running, use the following commands:
183</p> 183</p>
184 184
185<pre caption="Identifying available disks"> 185<pre caption="Identifying available disks">
186# <i>dmesg | grep 'drive$'</i> <comment>(For IDE disks)</comment> 186# <i>dmesg | grep 'drive$'</i> <comment>(For IDE disks)</comment>

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