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Linux Block Device Notes

lsblk to list partitions (or list block devices) lsblk -f or blkid to list the UUIDs


There would seem to be a number of partition tools for Linux CLI.
  • sudo parted -l - to see all available partition information
  • sudo parted /dev/sda - to partition the specific drive

When in parted:

  • print to see current partition information
  • mkpart help to list option
  • mklabel gpt to give drive label gpt
  • mkpart help mkpart to list specific help items on mkpart
  • mkpart primary ext4 0% 100% to make a partition that take the full optimised drive area
  • rm 1 to remove partition 1

sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1 - to format the drive


sudo vim /etc/fstab -to edit the boot disk mount table, remember to make matching mount point directories


Local Device

mount -t ext4 /dev/sdb1 /run/media/diska

NFS Device

To mount a NFS manually:

  • sudo mount -t nfs -o rw,vers=4 192.168.1.5:/export/Disk1 /mnt/backup1
  • sudo mount -t nfs -o rw,vers=4 192.168.1.5:/export/Disk2 /mnt/backup2

Where:

  • -t nfs : type nfs
  • -o : options, options are separated by commas with no spaces
    • rw : read / write
    • vers=4 : version 4 of nfs
  • 192.168.1.5:/export/Disk1 is the remote exported NFS mount point
  • /mnt/backup1 : is the local mount point, note this directory must exist, ideally empty, any existing contents are usually invisible and otherwise ignored

sudo umount /run/media/diska


sudo vim /etc/fstab




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  • Last modified: 2022-01-16 Sun wk02 11:20
  • by baumkp