Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Create and modify partitions, part of Linux Foundation Cert Prep: Storage Management (Ubuntu).
- [Instructor] Let's take a look at exploring the partitions…that are available on the system…and how to create and modify them.…There are a few tools to be aware of before we start this.…Generally speaking, there's parted, the partition editor,…and fdisk, another tool that modifies…the partition table of disks.…If you're working in a graphical environment,…there's a graphical version of parted called gparted,…which can be really useful to get a visual idea…of how partitions on a disk are allocated.…There's also a program called cfdisk…that makes work with partitions at the command line…a little bit easier, though it lacks some of the features…that fdisk offers.…
Here on my system, I have two external disks connected.…Let's use gparted first to get a look at my drives.…If you don't have it installed,…you can install it with apt install gparted.…And now, I'll run gparted with no arguments.…When I open gparted, it defaults to the first device.…In this case, sda, the disk that my system is booted from.…
I can see that here in the upper right…
Join instructor Scott Simpson, as he shows how to manage and optimize file storage on Ubuntu Linux. First, learn how to create, modify, and mount partitions and filesystems, and manage swap space. Scott then combines these basics into more sophisticated solutions using volume management, and shows how to secure Linux storage and configure disk quotas and backup policies.
- Creating and modifying partitions
- Creating, modifying, and mounting filesystems
- Mounting encrypted partitions
- Creating redundant storage with RAID
- Working with physical volumes, volume groups, and logical volumes
- Securing filesystems with ACLs
- Backing up data