superblock

When you use term filesystem failure, you mean corrupted filesystem data structures (or objects such as inode, directories, superblock etc. This can be caused by any one of the following reason: * Mistakes by Linux/UNIX Sys admin * Buggy device driver or utilities (especially third party utilities) * Power outage (very rarer on production system) […]

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An operating system like Windows / Linux can be installed on a single, unpartitioned hard disk. However, the ability to divide a hard disk into multiple partitions offers some important advantages. Explains the importance of Linux / UNIX partitions to improve security, stability and performance.

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