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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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17<date>2011-10-17</date> 17<date>2012-10-06</date>
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20<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 20<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
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85However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured 85However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
86properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and 86properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
87none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially 87none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
88for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often 88for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
89require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition 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. 90before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so your
91results may vary.
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94There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA. 95There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
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