udev allows Linux users to have a dynamic /dev directory and it provides the ability to have persistent device names. In this tip you will learn about creating the static SCSI device name for /block/sdd as /dev/scsiharddisk.

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ZFS has amazing feature set and now it is ported to Mac ZFS file system developed by Sun for its UNIX operating system. ZFS presents a pooled storage model that completely eliminates the concept of volumes and the associated problems of partitions, provisioning, wasted bandwidth and stranded storage. Thousands of filesystems can draw from a […]


If you are using hot swappable hard disk and created new partition using fdisk then you need to reboot Linux based system to get partition recognized. Without reboot you will NOT able to create filesystem on your newly created or modified partitions with the mke2fs command.

However with partprobe command you should able to create a new file system without rebooting the box. It is a program that informs the operating system kernel of partition table changes, by requesting that the operating system re-read the partition table.


Asked by Payal K. Q. I would like to know – can I access Linux ext3 partitions from windows 2000 server (dual boot) or windows XP desktop, as I have tons of MP3 and video files downloaded under Linux. A. It is true that you can easily access your Windows partitions from Linux. However with […]