HOST : Windows 7 ultimate
GUEST : RHEL
WORK STATION : VMWARE VERSION 11
I added 20gb space to linux machine from d:\ -->(host)
Raw partitions are unformatted disk partitions; -because( ntfs cannot recongnized by ext3)
I read Raw devices are character devices.
Terminals operate in character mode.
# fdisk -l | grep ^Disk
Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table
Disk /dev/sda: 86.9 GB, 86973087744 bytes
Disk /dev/sdb: 21.4 GB, 21474836480 bytes
The first entry in the permission field indicates either b--> block, or c--> character
# ls -l /dev/sda /dev/sdb
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 0 Jan 2 19:05 /dev/sda
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 16 Jan 2 19:05 /dev/sdb
/dev/sdb - This is a raw partition
Then why Linux shows /dev/sdb as 'BLOCK DEVICE'
It must start with c (character device)
Thanks in advance.
Simple explantion wolud be better to get better idea.
From my previous post i got very big explantions.
For me it was NOT easy to understand.