Files in Linux

1.0 Files There are two basic concepts in Linux – processes and files. The processes do things and files keep all the important data. An efficient filesystem is important for an operating system. When Unix was conceived around 1969-70, several design decisions were taken to simplify the filesystem. It was thought that if something was …

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Mounting Windows partitions under Linux

Multi-boot systems with Linux and Windows are quite common. With the following steps, it is easy to access Windows partitions under Linux. 1. Examine the disk partitions. For example, sudo fdisk -l gives the output, Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = …

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