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12To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions. 12To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
13This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage. 13This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
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16<version>6</version> 16<version>7</version>
17<date>2011-08-23</date> 17<date>2011-10-17</date>
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19<section> 19<section>
20<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 20<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
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80 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc. 80 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc.
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85However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured 85However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
86properly, you might result in having a system with lots of free space on one 86properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
87partition and none on another. There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and 87none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
88SATA. 88for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
89require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
90before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV.
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94There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
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