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

dennisjperkins at comcast.net dennisjperkins at comcast.net
Mon Nov 5 14:33:15 PST 2012


I didn't think about that. It's been years since I've done this in Windows. 

Technically true and you said it better. But you wouldn't format it. 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Dubbs" <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> 
To: "LFS Support List" <lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org> 
Sent: Monday, November 5, 2012 1:49:20 PM 
Subject: Re: [lfs-support] What Is "The" LFS Partition? 

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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