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Accessing Shares on a Windows Computer from a Linux Workstation

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by Whil Hentzen
Length: 13 pgs
Formats Available: PDF
Press date: 2003/12/19
Source code: N/A

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Partitions are like politics - everyone has an opinion. While you can accept the default configuration that the popular distributions give you, you will probably find that sooner or later, you wished you'd made better choices. Here's the lowdown on partitions, how they work with Linux (compared to Windows), some examples of how you might want to set yours up -and why.

Table of Contents

1. Preface
1.1. Copyright
1.2. Revisions
1.2.1. History
1.2.2. New version
1.2.3. Feedback and corrections
1.3. References and acknowledgments
1.4. Disclaimer
1.5. Prerequisites

2. Machines and devices

3. Partitions and sectors on a hard disk

4. How Windows disks, partitions and file structures work

5. How Linux paritions work

6. Various Linux partition configurations
6.1 Put /home on its own partition
6.2 Why more than four partitions
6.3 Configurations for a single hard disk
6.3.1 Sample configuration 1
6.3.2 Sample configuration 2
6.4 Configurations for a multiple hard disk system
6.4.1 Sample configuration 1
6.4.2 Sample configuration 2
6.4.3 Sample configuration 3

7. Where to go for more information

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