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17<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 17<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
153 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc. 153 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc.
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158However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured 158However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
159properly, you might result in having a system with lots of free space on one 159properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
160partition and none on another. There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and 160none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
161SATA. 161for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
162require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
163before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV.
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167There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
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165As an example partitioning, we show you one for a 20GB disk, used as a 171As an example partitioning, we show you one for a 20GB disk, used as a
166demonstration laptop (containing webserver, mailserver, gnome, ...): 172demonstration laptop (containing webserver, mailserver, gnome, ...):

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