What are Partitions?

Partitions are a way do divide the vast spaces of your hard drive to individually manageable parts that also separate data from one another. To put it very-very simply. In other words, partitions are logical chunks or volumes of any drive (or many drives), which can be referenced and accessed individually. Windows also uses partitions, you can have a separate C: and D: drive even though you only have one physical disk: these two will be on separate partitions. In Linux, partitions are used somewhat more extensively, and also a bit differently. One of the first differences you will see, is that there is…