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Using Disks and Other Storage Media

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When you install or upgrade your system, you need to do a fair amount of work on your disks. You have to make filesystems on your disks so that files can be stored on them and reserve space for the different parts of your system.

This chapter explains all these initial activities. Usually, once you get your system set up, you won't have to go through the work again, except for using floppies. You'll need to come back to this chapter if you add a new disk or want to fine-tune your disk usage.

The basic tasks in administering disks are:

Chapter 6 contains information about virtual memory and disk caching, of which you also need to be aware of when using disks.

This chapter explains what you need to know for hard disks and floppies. Unfortunately, because I lack the equipment, I cannot tell you much about using other types of media, such as tapes or CD-ROM's.




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Andrew Anderson
Thu Mar 7 22:36:29 EST 1996