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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>
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102<p> 102<p>
103If you are interested in knowing how big a partition should be, or even how 103If you are interested in knowing how big a partition should be, or even how
104many partitions you need, read on. Otherwise continue now with 104many partitions you need, read on. Otherwise continue now with
105<uri link="#fdisk">Default: Using mac-fdisk (Apple/IBM) to Partition your 105<uri link="#fdisk">Default: Using mac-fdisk (Apple/IBM) to Partition your
106Disk</uri> or <uri link="#parted">Alternative: Using parted (Pegasos) to 106Disk</uri> or <uri link="#parted">Alternative: Using parted (especially Pegasos) to
107Partition your Disk</uri>. 107Partition your Disk</uri>.
108</p> 108</p>
109 109
110</body> 110</body>
111</subsection> 111</subsection>
215</p> 215</p>
216 216
217</body> 217</body>
218</section> 218</section>
219<section id="parted"> 219<section id="parted">
220<title>Using parted (Pegasos) to Partition your Disk</title> 220<title>Using parted (especially Pegasos) to Partition your Disk</title>
221<body> 221<body>
222
223<p>
224<c>parted</c>, the Partition Editor, can now handle HFS+ partitions used by
225Mac OS and Mac OS X. With this tool you can shrink your Mac-partitions and
226create space for your Linux partitions. Nevertheless, the example below
227describes partitioning for Pegasos machines only.
228</p>
222 229
223<p> 230<p>
224To begin let's fire up <c>parted</c>: 231To begin let's fire up <c>parted</c>:
225</p> 232</p>
226 233
301<subsection> 308<subsection>
302<title>Filesystems?</title> 309<title>Filesystems?</title>
303<body> 310<body>
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305<p> 312<p>
306Several filesystems are available. Ext2 and ext3 are found stable on the 313Several filesystems are available. ext2 and ext3 are found stable on the
307PPC architecture, reiserfs and xfs are in experimental stage. jfs is 314PPC architecture, reiserfs and xfs are in testing stage, though we did not
315encountered any serious errors with the 2.6 Linux kernel. jfs is
308unsupported. 316unsupported.
309</p> 317</p>
310 318
311<p> 319<p>
312<b>ext2</b> is the tried and true Linux filesystem but doesn't have metadata 320<b>ext2</b> is the tried and true Linux filesystem but doesn't have metadata
403<p> 411<p>
404Now create the filesystems on your newly created partitions (or logical 412Now create the filesystems on your newly created partitions (or logical
405volumes). 413volumes).
406</p> 414</p>
407 415
416<note>
417Be sure that the partition which will host your kernel (the
418<path>/boot</path>-path) must be ext2 or ext3. The bootloader can only handle
419this filesystem.
420</note>
421
408</body> 422</body>
409</subsection> 423</subsection>
410<subsection> 424<subsection>
411<title>Activating the Swap Partition</title> 425<title>Activating the Swap Partition</title>
412<body> 426<body>

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