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11<version>5.0</version> 11<version>5.1</version>
12<date>2008-04-01</date> 12<date>2008-05-02</date>
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14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
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17<subsection> 17<subsection>
29<e>partitions</e> or <e>slices</e>. 29<e>partitions</e> or <e>slices</e>.
30</p> 30</p>
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32<p> 32<p>
33The first partition on the first SCSI disk is <path>/dev/sda1</path>, the second 33The first partition on the first SCSI disk is <path>/dev/sda1</path>, the second
34<path>/dev/sda2</path> and so on. Similarly, the first two partitions on the 34<path>/dev/sda2</path> and so on.
35first IDE disk are <path>/dev/hda1</path> and <path>/dev/hda2</path>.
36</p> 35</p>
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38<p> 37<p>
39The third partition on Sun systems is set aside as a special "whole disk" 38The third partition on Sun systems is set aside as a special "whole disk"
40slice. This partition must not contain a file system. 39slice. This partition must not contain a file system.
55<subsection> 54<subsection>
56<title>Default Partitioning Scheme</title> 55<title>Default Partitioning Scheme</title>
57<body> 56<body>
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59<p> 58<p>
60If you are not interested in drawing up a partitioning scheme, 59If you are not interested in drawing up a partitioning scheme, the table below
61the table below suggests a suitable starting point for most systems. For 60suggests a suitable starting point for most systems.
62IDE-based systems, substitute <c>hda</c> for <c>sda</c> in the following.
63</p> 61</p>
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65<p> 63<p>
66Note that a separate <path>/boot</path> partition is generally <e>not</e> 64Note that a separate <path>/boot</path> partition is generally <e>not</e>
67recommended on SPARC, as it complicates the bootloader configuration. 65recommended on SPARC, as it complicates the bootloader configuration.

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