Disk Management in Linux

6m 50s

This lesson explores disk management in Linux, covering partitions, MBR, GPT, mount points, and the fdisk utility. We'll also take a look at file systems in Linux and how to use them. This lesson is part of the Linux Administration Bootcamp course, designed to get you up and running with Linux.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about partitions, MBR, GPT, mount points, and the fdisk utility
  • Learn how to create and unmount file systems
  • Prepare swap space for use by a Linux system
  • Learn about the File System Table and how it controls where devices are mounted on a Linux system
  • Learn about disk UUIDs and Labels, and how you can use them in conjunction with the File System Table

Intended Audience

  • Anyone with basic knowledge of Linux who wants to learn more
  • Professionals who want to learn more about Linux to enhance their career prospects


This is an intermediate-level lesson so some knowledge of Linux is expected. If you're just starting out, then try our Linux Fundamentals lesson first.

About the Author
Jason Cannon, opens in a new tab
Founder, Linux Training Academy
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Jason is the founder of the Linux Training Academy as well as the author of "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu." He has over 20 years of professional Linux experience, having worked for industry leaders such as Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, UPS, FireEye, and Amazon.com. Nothing gives him more satisfaction than knowing he has helped thousands of IT professionals level up their careers through his many books and courses.

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