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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>10.1</version> 16<version>11</version>
17<date>2010-07-20</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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319 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc. 319 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc.
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324However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured 324However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
325properly, you might result in having a system with lots of free space on one 325properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
326partition and none on another. There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and 326none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
327SATA. 327for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
328require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
329before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV.
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333There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
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