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15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
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147However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured 147However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
148properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and 148properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
149none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially 149none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
150for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often 150for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
151require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition 151require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
152before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV. 152before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so your
153results may vary.
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156There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA, unless you use GPT 157There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA, unless you use GPT
157labels. 158labels.

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