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Guide to disks and disk partitions in Linux

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This article is an attempt to provide basic information about disk naming and partition numbering conventions, in non-technical terms, to those new to Linux. I believe a basic understanding of all the aspects concerning how a disk is referenced and partitioned will put you in a better position to troubleshoot installation and disk-related problems.

Basic information about partition tables and the difference between primary and logical partitions will be covered.

Hard Drive Naming Convention: – The first thing you need to know is there is no “C drive” or “E drive” in Linux.

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