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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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147However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured 147However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
148properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and 148properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
149none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially 149none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
150for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often 150for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
151require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition 151require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
152before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV. 152before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so your
153results may vary.
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156There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA. 157There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
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