Linux File System Explained: Boot Loading, Disk Partitioning, BIOS, UEFI and File System Types

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11 Responses

  1. kenny says:

    I found your article very informative & being in layman’s terms, I kind of understand it. I am 59 years old & I would like to learn everything I can about computer systems. Where do you recommend I should start.

    Are there certain classes I should take & which classes first. I am very computer illiterate. I know how to do the basic stuff , but I would like to soak up knowledge about what my laptop is capable of .

  2. Syed says:

    Not sure if that’s a helpful attitude, please point out my errors because I’m lazy to do it myself..

    There are so many issues with this article that it’s almost rendered useless at this point. You might as well write the headings and let the readers do the research, at least don’t misguide then.

    Sort of unhappy with the authors responses…

  3. Jouni "rautamiekka" Järvinen says:

    ‘File Format’ and ‘Filesystem Format’ are absolutely different things ! The only thing in common is files are stored on filesystems.

  4. siliconchef says:

    Regarding BIOS & UEFI … you don’t have to disable Secure Boot for most Linux distributions. SuSe, RedHat, Fedora and Ubuntu have supported UEFI Secure Boot for several years now. The standard x64 ISO should work. You only need to disable Secure Boot if the image fails to boot or you see an error message when trying to boot the install media.

    Also understand that UEFI Secure Boot is an option. The UEFI spec doesn’t require Secure Boot to be enabled, but Windows 8/8.1 systems do require it on systems with for the Microsoft logo certification. It’s possible to disable it in setup (also a logo requirement).

  5. Hello Avishek,
    Thanks for the article – I would point an obvious error in the Partition Table paragraph – where it says “visualization”, it should read “virtualization”.

  6. december says:

    Article contains errors. Please re-write the article with error free. For ex:

    In the last encryption paragraph, after disk encryption.

    “The disc encryption is relatively easy to achieve and is less complex. In this case the decryption code remains on the same disk, somewhere in different directory.”

    That should be directory, not the disc.

    Tecmint is a very famous site but it is sometimes pathetic due to these errors.

    Please hire a proof reader.

    • Avishek Kumar says:

      Yeah december,
      Actually we are looking for a proof reader who suits us.
      Any help in this regard will be appreciated.

  7. Ivan says:

    Great article, dude, but read it a few more times, ’cause its FULL of writing errors. Such a tehnical article should be error free. Good luck.

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