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The main page of this article lacks a description of volumes used in non-FAT file systems.
ECMA 167's defintion of a logical volume
According to sections 5.6, 5.7 of part 3 of ECMA-167 (which is the framework for the UDF standard used in removable media such as DVDs,Blue-ray discs, etc.)
A Logical Volume is defined as: A logical volume is a non-empty set of partitions.
A Partition is : An extent of logical sectors within a volume. (An extent means a set of contiguous sectors)
The above definition for logical volume seems quite different from the one mentioned in this article.Of course, the definition might be only within the scope of the ECMA-167 and UDF documents, but these are major standards, and may still be a cause for confusion. (It certainly caused me confusion,because my idea of what a Volume is, was based on this Wikipedia article)
On an IBM Series/1, under the EDX operating system, the name "volume" referred to a concept which was quite similar to a partition in that it was of fixed size and could not have any sub-volumes (except on floppy disks), and was used as a directory with a fixed number of entries. A "partition", however, was the name given to a segment of the main storage (RAM). --Jost Riedel (talk) 15:15, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
what is a boot volume
what exactly is a "boot volume"?
the term "boot volume" is used in the article, but it is not defined. -- 15:19, 12 November 2011 188.8.131.52
- One which contains bootstrapping code to start a computet. AnonMoos (talk) 03:48, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
Proposed merge with Volume (compression)
- Please merge it, tbh this article isn't great. It has no citations and its a stub. It would be better to merge with Volume (computing) and create a redirect. Thanks, George (My Talk Page) 17:37, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
"Mount points have been left at defaults." What does that mean in regard to the following table ? There´s no column header, that says "mount point."