You probably already know what file system fits the needs of your application best. The next step is to create these file systems. Creating a file system involves two steps. First, you need to create the device where you want to store the files. This can be a partition, but it can also be an LVM or EVMS logical volume. After creating the device, you can use mkfs or YaST to create the file system of your choice. The following sections cover how to create the devices where you want to store your files. First you will learn about the design of a partition layout, and then you will learn how to create traditional partitions or logical volumes.
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