[lfs-support] What Is "The" LFS Partition?

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 12:49:20 PST 2012


dennisjperkins at comcast.net wrote:
> Partitions and filesystems are not identical on Linux/Unix systems.
> You carve a drive up into partitions, and you are free to format each
> partition with whatever filesystem you want. Every other operating
> system I am aware of does not make this distinction.

Not true.  Windows has FAT and NTFS.

> sda2 is not really a partition. It contains the extended partitions.
> In your case, sda5 and sda6.

Actually an extended partition is a partition, but it has 
sub-partitions.  All this stuff is avoided with a GUID Partition Table 
(GPT) which is a lot more sane in the world of large disk drives.

   -- Bruce



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