Talk:Volume (computing)

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Volume label[edit]

Volume label directs here, but there's no discussion of it in the article... AnonMoos (talk) 09:58, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Incomplete description[edit]

The main page of this article lacks a description of volumes used in non-FAT file systems.

The article could be improved if there were a few paragraphs on the usage of volumes in non-FAT file systems. Dexter Nextnumber (talk) 01:39, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

ECMA 167's defintion of a logical volume[edit]

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)

Any expert on the subject can clarify this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:16, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

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[edit]

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

One which contains bootstrapping code to start a computet. AnonMoos (talk) 03:48, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Volume (compression)[edit]

Volume (compression) is an unreferenced stub with content similar to Volume (computing). It could be added in a separate section, or perhaps simply just redirect. Senator2029 ➔ “Talk” 22:01, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

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)
Do not merge this article, I don't know why this was even suggested the two do not have anything to with each other. I think you need to re-read the articles Senator2029 aside from the names they don't have any relevance to each other. their not the same thing and DO NOT belong together--Nerdbits (talk) 02:12, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
In it's current state Volume (compression) could very well be integrated. The problem is, that the Volume (compression) article is not very detailed, to use an understatement. I believe there is more to say about oompressed volumes, across the different OSes and Filesystems (ZFS to name one). To state that they have don't have any relevance to each other is quit bold. Of course when reading about volumes one wants to read about compressed volumes as well. (talk) 10:46, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Mount Points[edit]

"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."