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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 11<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
13<title>Block Devices</title> 13<title>Block Devices</title>
14<body> 14<body>
15 15
16<p> 16<p>
17We'll take a good look at disk-oriented aspects of Gentoo Linux 17We'll take a good look at disk-oriented aspects of Gentoo Linux
18and Linux in general, including Linux filesystems, partitions and block devices. 18and Linux in general, including Linux filesystems, partitions and block devices.
19Then, once you're familiar with the ins and outs of disks and filesystems, 19Then, once you're familiar with the ins and outs of disks and filesystems,
20you'll be guided through the process of setting up partitions and filesystems 20you'll be guided through the process of setting up partitions and filesystems
21for your Gentoo Linux installation. 21for your Gentoo Linux installation.
22</p> 22</p>
333Now create the filesystems on your newly created partitions (or logical 333Now create the filesystems on your newly created partitions (or logical
334volumes). 334volumes).
335</p> 335</p>
336 336
337</body> 337</body>
338</subsection> 338</subsection>
339<subsection> 339<subsection>
340<title>Activating the Swap Partition</title> 340<title>Activating the Swap Partition</title>
341<body> 341<body>
342 342
343<p> 343<p>
344<c>mkswap</c> is the command that is used to initialize swap partitions: 344<c>mkswap</c> is the command that is used to initialize swap partitions:
345</p> 345</p>
346 346
347<pre caption="Creating a Swap signature"> 347<pre caption="Creating a Swap signature">
348# <i>mkswap /dev/hda2</i> 348# <i>mkswap /dev/hda4</i>
349</pre> 349</pre>
350 350
351<p> 351<p>
352To activate the swap partition, use <c>swapon</c>: 352To activate the swap partition, use <c>swapon</c>:
353</p> 353</p>
354 354
355<pre caption="Activating the swap partition"> 355<pre caption="Activating the swap partition">
356# <i>swapon /dev/hda2</i> 356# <i>swapon /dev/hda4</i>
357</pre> 357</pre>
358 358
359<p> 359<p>
360Create and activate the swap now. 360Create and activate the swap now.
361</p> 361</p>
362 362
363</body> 363</body>
364</subsection> 364</subsection>
365</section> 365</section>
366<section> 366<section>
367<title>Mounting</title> 367<title>Mounting</title>
368<body> 368<body>
369 369
370<p> 370<p>
371Now that your partitions are initialized and are housing a filesystem, it is 371Now that your partitions are initialized and are housing a filesystem, it is

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