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At this point in the process of preparing to install {PRODUCT}, you should give some consideration to the number and size of the partitions to be used by your new operating system. However, there is no one right answer to this question. It depends on your needs and requirements.
Compress and backup existing data
Compress Existing Data
Continuing the example, it is also possible that one or more directories below `/usr/` would be mount points for other partitions. For instance, a partition (say, `/dev/sda7`) could be mounted on `/usr/local/`, meaning that `/usr/local/man/whatis` would then reside on `/dev/sda7` rather than `/dev/sda5`.
Create new partition(s)
*Destructive Repartitioning*
`/dev/`
Device and partition names consist of the following:
Disk Drive Being Compressed
Disk Drive Being Destructively Repartitioned
Disk drives can be divided into _partitions_. Each partition can be accessed as if it was a separate disk. This is done through the addition of a _partition table_.
Disk Drive with a Different File System
Disk Drive with a File System
Disk Drive with an Unused Partition
Disk Drive with Data Written to It
Disk Drive With Extended Partition
Disk Drive with Final Partition Configuration
Disk Drive with Partition Resized
Disk Drive with Partition Table
Disk Drive With Single Partition