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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<abstract> 11<abstract>
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.
14</abstract> 14</abstract>
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16<version>11</version> 16<version>12</version>
17<date>2011-10-17</date> 17<date>2012-10-06</date>
18 18
19<section> 19<section>
20<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 20<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
21 21
22<subsection> 22<subsection>
23<include href="hb-install-blockdevices.xml"/> 23<include href="hb-install-blockdevices.xml"/>
24</subsection> 24</subsection>
25 25
26<subsection> 26<subsection>
27<title>Partitions</title> 27<title>Partitions</title>
28<body> 28<body>
29 29
30<p> 30<p>
31Although it is theoretically possible to use a full disk to house your Linux 31Although it is theoretically possible to use a full disk to house your Linux
32system, this is almost never done in practice. Instead, full disk block devices 32system, this is almost never done in practice. Instead, full disk block devices
314 be done in parallel (although this advantage is more with multiple disks than 314 be done in parallel (although this advantage is more with multiple disks than
315 it is with multiple partitions) 315 it is with multiple partitions)
316</li> 316</li>
317<li> 317<li>
318 Security can be enhanced by mounting some partitions or volumes read-only, 318 Security can be enhanced by mounting some partitions or volumes read-only,
319 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc. 319 nosuid (setuid bits are ignored), noexec (executable bits are ignored) etc.
320</li> 320</li>
321</ul> 321</ul>
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323<p> 323<p>
324However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured 324However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
325properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and 325properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
326none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially 326none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
327for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often 327for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
328require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition 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. 329before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so your
330results may vary.
330</p> 331</p>
331 332
332<p> 333<p>
333There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA. 334There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
334</p> 335</p>
335 336
336</body> 337</body>
337</subsection> 338</subsection>
338</section> 339</section>
339<section id="mac-fdisk"> 340<section id="mac-fdisk">
340<title>Default: Using mac-fdisk (Apple) Partition your Disk</title> 341<title>Default: Using mac-fdisk (Apple) Partition your Disk</title>
341<body> 342<body>
342 343
343<p> 344<p>
344At this point, create your partitions using <c>mac-fdisk</c>: 345At this point, create your partitions using <c>mac-fdisk</c>:

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