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Encrypting Partitions Using LUKS

Sensitive data needs total protection. And there’s no better way of protecting your sensitive data than by encrypting it. This article is a tutorial...

Building an Embedded System Based on the Initial RAM Disk

Here's a rough tutorial on writing an embedded Linux based system, using an initial RAM disk. The initial RAM disk (initrd) is a tool for...
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Restore Partitions Over the Network Using Clonezilla

Clonezilla is back-up and restore software that is a powerful alternative to Symantec's famous, yet expensive, commercial software Norton Ghost. Do you often format your...

Device Drivers, Part 15: Disk on RAM — Playing with Block...

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, experiments with a dummy hard disk on RAM to demonstrate how block...

Device Drivers, Part 14: A Dive Inside the Hard Disk for...

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, takes you on a tour inside a hard disk. "Doesn't it sound like...

Working with MTD Devices

This article shows how kernel and application developers (in C) can make use of MTD in Linux. MTD (Memory Technology Devices) are NAND/NOR-based flash memory...
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Partitioning in PostgreSQL

Partitioning refers to splitting a large table into smaller pieces. This article covers the basics of partitioning in PostgreSQL. Currently, PostgreSQL supports range and list...

Play With Your Hard Disk Partitions

This article explains some free and open source tools like GParted, g4u and partimage, which are used for partitioning, disk cloning, partition backup/restore, etc.
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