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12<date>2011-09-17</date> 12<date>2011-10-17</date>
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15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
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76 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc. 76 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc.
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81However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured 81However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
82properly, you might result in having a system with lots of free space on one 82properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
83partition and none on another. There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and 83none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
84SATA. 84for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
85require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
86before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV.
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90There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
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