Managing Disk Partitions and Mounts on RHEL 8

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Before we can use a disk to store data, we need to prepare it. Most of the time, the first step is to create or modify partition(s) on the disk. In this hands-on lab, we will list, create, and delete partitions on MBR and GPT disks.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

List, Create, and Delete Partitions on MBR and GPT Disks
  • List your disk partitions using various tools
  • Create a new partition and put a file system on it
  • Unmount the file system
  • Create an extended and logical partitions and confirm
Configure Systems to Mount File Systems at Boot by Universally Unique ID (UUID) or Label
  • Display the information about your disks, including the UUID
  • Configure a file system to be mounted and available on boot
  • Confirm the file system would be mounted during boot
Add New Partitions and Logical Volumes, and Swap to a System Non-Destructively
  • Add a swap file system to the system
  • Add a swap file to the system

Additional Resources

As a mid-level sysadmin, your task is to learn all about managing disk partitions, file systems, and how they are connected to a system. You need to be able to add primary, extended, and logical partitions to a disk; put a file system on various partitions; and then cause those to be mounted on the system at bootup.

You'll also have to figure out how to add both swap partitions and swap files for the extension of your system's swap space and make certain they are activated and ready at system bootup.

Red Hat Exam Requirements Covered:

  • List, create, and delete partitions on MBR and GPT disks
  • Configure systems to mount file systems at boot by universally unique ID (UUID) or label
  • Add new partitions and logical volumes, and swap to a system non-destructively

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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