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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 loading a temporary root file system into the…

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 partition and reinstall Windows along with other software…

Disk on RAM?

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

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, experiments with a dummy hard disk on RAM to demonstrate how block drivers work. After a delicious lunch, theory makes the…

Inside the hard drive

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

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 a mechanical engineering subject: The design of the…

Memory Technology Devices

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 chips used for storing non-volatile data like boot…

Partitioning in PostgreSQL

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 partitioning via table inheritance. Basically, you have to…

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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