mintCast 330.5 – fdisk FTW


In our Innards section, we cover disks, partitioning, and filesystems.

And finally, our listener feedback and a few suggestions.

Linux Innards: 

  • Partitioning Disks and Linux Filesystems
    • Partitioning Types
      • MBR Partitions
        • Can only have 4 Primary Partitions
        • Extended Partitions
        • Logical Partitions
        • Fdisk was the primary tool for managing mbr partition tables
      • GPT Partitions
        • Does away with primary/extended/logical
        • 128 definable partitions by default
        • Gdisk was created to manage GPT partition tables
      • Parted can do both MBR and GPT
    • File Systems
      • EXT3
        • Mkfs.ext3 /dev/sd##
        • Mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sd##
      • EXT4
        • Mkfs.ext4 /dev/sd##
        • Mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sd##
      • Swap
        • Mkswap /dev/sd##
        • Swapon /
    • GPartEd and Disks

Vibrations from the Ether:

  • Benjamin Moser
  • Dave Lindberg
  • Larry Murphy
  • George from Tulsa
  • Chris

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  • Our next episode will be at 2 pm Central US time, 7 pm UTC, March 22, 2020.


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