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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>12</version> 11<version>13</version>
12<date>2011-10-17</date> 12<date>2012-10-06</date>
13 13
14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
16 16
17<subsection> 17<subsection>
18<include href="hb-install-blockdevices.xml"/> 18<include href="hb-install-blockdevices.xml"/>
19</subsection> 19</subsection>
20 20
21<subsection> 21<subsection>
22<title>Partitions and Slices</title> 22<title>Partitions and Slices</title>
23<body> 23<body>
24 24
25<p> 25<p>
26Although it is theoretically possible to use a full disk to house your Linux 26Although it is theoretically possible to use a full disk to house your Linux
27system, this is almost never done in practice. Instead, full disk block devices 27system, this is almost never done in practice. Instead, full disk block devices
71 be done in parallel (although this advantage is more with multiple disks than 71 be done in parallel (although this advantage is more with multiple disks than
72 it is with multiple partitions) 72 it is with multiple partitions)
73</li> 73</li>
74<li> 74<li>
75 Security can be enhanced by mounting some partitions or volumes read-only, 75 Security can be enhanced by mounting some partitions or volumes read-only,
76 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc. 76 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc.
77</li> 77</li>
78</ul> 78</ul>
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80<p> 80<p>
81However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured 81However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
82properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and 82properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
83none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially 83none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
84for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often 84for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
85require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition 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. 86before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so your
87results may vary.
87</p> 88</p>
88 89
89<p> 90<p>
90There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA. 91There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
91</p> 92</p>
92 93
93</body> 94</body>
94</subsection> 95</subsection>
95</section> 96</section>
96<section> 97<section>
97<title>Using fdisk on HPPA to Partition your Disk</title> 98<title>Using fdisk on HPPA to Partition your Disk</title>
98<body> 99<body>
99 100
100<p> 101<p>
101Use <c>fdisk</c> to create the partitions you want: 102Use <c>fdisk</c> to create the partitions you want:

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