Configure Storage Devices
The following sections are meant to describe the steps necessary to install and configure Storage Devices.
Add a new hard drive -- This section will cover the steps necessary to take a new hard drive and prepare it for use in an already-in-use Linux system. It refers back to several of the other topics on this page.
Partition a hard drive -- During most install processes, partitioning is handled somewhat automatically using tools that are often specific to a particular distribution. This section details how to do it manually from the command line using tools that will exist in almost any Linux distribution.
Use software RAID -- RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) allows two or more storage devices to be treated as a single logical device to provide increased performance, increased redundancy, or both. This section describes how to configure Linux software RAID.
Use LVM -- Normal partitions are of a fixed size and cannot be "grown". When a partition is filled, it can be cumbersome to migrate the data to a larger partition. LVM (Logical Volume Management) allows space to be added to "logical volumes" (equivalent to partitions) on the fly. This section will describe how to configure LVM.
Linux Filesystems -- List and explanations