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Adding a Disk
 
In order to access a disk device, the proper device nodes must exist in /dev. For most versions of UNIX, these were already created during the install of the operating system. Details can be found in the operating system specific sections below.
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Introduction to device drivers and device nodes
 
This section provides an overview of the way in which peripheral components use the Unix Input/Output (I/O) subsystem.
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Introduction to Device Drivers and Device Nodes
 
This section provides an overview of the way in which peripheral components use the Unix Input/Output (I/O) subsystem.
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Logical Volume Managers
 
Logical volume management is a relatively new approach to UNIX disks and filesystems. Instead of dealing directly with physical disk partitions, the logical volume manager (abbreviated LVM) splits disk space up into logical partitions.
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Printing under Unix
 
The printing systems under Unix basically comes in two flavors, the BSD spooling system that uses lpd daemon to schedule the print jobs, and the SVR4 spooling system that uses lpsched as the scheduler. Each of these systems will be discussed briefly.
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Removable Media
 
For the purpose of this module removable media includes external devices such as CD-ROM, tape, and floppy drives. These are also referred to as storage devices as they are used to hold program data and other information.
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Talking Serially
 
In this section we'll learn some basics about serial standards, devices, and connections; and how to attach and configure serial devices on a Unix system.
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