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Encrypting Partitions Using LUKS

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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

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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...

Restore Partitions Over the Network Using Clonezilla

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

Partitioning in PostgreSQL

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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

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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.