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Teminal mode and disk partition question

Discussion in 'General Computing' started by Vivi Gonzalez, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Vivi Gonzalez

    Vivi Gonzalez New Member

    Dec 1, 2013
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    1) If you delete a file while in terminal mode, how do you recover it?

    2)How many disk partitions can you have in Linux?

  2. Cyber-Berserker

    Cyber-Berserker Active Member

    Nov 20, 2013
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    1) Do not know.
    2) That depends on which type of partition. A hard-drive is limited to four primary partitions. I believe some new drives can have more, but four is the limit with most. A primary partition can contain several logical partitions. An operating system will have one primary partition, which can contain a few or many logical partitions. For example: root and home; or root, home, temp, var. If there is a limit to the number of logical partitions, it is far more than most people will need. Most people only need three: /(root),/home and swap. Machines with lots of RAM do not even need a swap partition. The number of logical partitions depends on what the computer will be used for.
  3. alug_Doc

    alug_Doc Member

    Nov 4, 2013
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    1) I never had that problem. But I know someone who can help.

    2) How many partitions do you need?
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