copyright (c) 2009 Jean-Daniel Dodin
This HOWTO is about partitionning usual mass storage that can be magnetic rotating hard drives or Solid State Drives (SSD - including flash cards or USB keys).
Writing the Partition HOWTO, I noticed that, as of year 2009, at least, partitionning is very complicated. However, most partitionning tasks can be done very easily with the appropriate tools, so this HOWTO for any people that want to understand the partitionning without going too deeply inside.
A more complete partition use description can be found on the Partitions-and-mass-storage-HOWTO, available for example here