A beginner’s guide to disks and disk partitions in Linux
is an updated version of Guide to disks and disk partitions in Linux
and is intended to be an absolute beginner’s guide to understanding how Linux handles disks and partitions.
If you are migrating from Windows to Linux and are attempting to install any Linux distribution alongside Windows 7/8 on your computer, this article should come in handy. You’ll read about hard drive naming convention in Linux, how they are partitioned, partition tables, file systems and mount points.