what is raw device?

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what is raw device?

Postby datasheet » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:36 am

Hi there,
I have 15GB hard drive. I used 10GB for my Red Hat Linux and left 5GB as free.

/dev/hda1 = /boot = 100MB
/dev/hda2 = 1 = 9GB
/dev/hda3 = swap = 1024MB
free = 5GB

Now is this FREE space is called RAW device?

If in future I need to use that free space, how can I create a new partition on that one?

Thanks,
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Postby Atif_Khan » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:18 am

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Postby datasheet » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:48 am

Hi Atif,
Thanks for the link but I was just asking if I am guessing that FREE space is the RAW device.

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Postby Atif_Khan » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:14 am

Read again the link. RAW device is not purely free space. Go through the whole document.
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Re: what is raw device?

Postby lambda » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:36 pm

datasheet wrote:If in future I need to use that free space, how can I create a new partition on that one?
use the "fdisk" command. fdisk /dev/hda
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