Hello! I am trying to wrap my head around volumes and partitions and after reading a lot of articles online, I became really confused. I one question that sort of extends into other more deeper questions.
What is the difference between a volume and a partition?
The only difference I found was that a volume is in some sense "higher up the hierarchy," in file management. Volumes contain partitions. Also, volumes can only have one type of filesystem (NTFS, etc). Primary partitions can only be one type of filesystem (much like volumes, except primary partitions cannot be further divided). I read that one should always create partitions, not volumes. In terms of "types" of partitions, one should only create extended partitions and then logical partitions inside of that.
Now, I have many problems with this.
Does this imply all partitions inside a volume can only be of one filesystem? Isn't that a negative?
One cannot create partitions inside hard-drives (using Windows regular disk manager anyway -- is it the same for linux?) (Additionally, the line between volume and partition is non-existent... read on).
Interestingly: the windows storage manager makes no distinction between volumes and partitions. See this link: [ACCOUNT TOO NEW, BUT GOOGLE "HOW TO PARTITION HARDDRIVE WINDOWS" -- YOU WILL SEE THAT YOU ACTUALLY "CREATE A VOLUME" VIA "DISK MANAGEMENT" INTERFACE]
Notice that you click "new simple volume" to create a partition.
Also see this link: [GOOGLE "VOLUME - COMPUTING"]
In the FIRST example, once again, there is no distinction between volumes and partitions.
So what exactly is a C drive or D drive. Is it a partition or a volume? If they are volumes, can they truly be split into partitions? And how would they be further referenced? Using letters again?
I appreciate all responses and thank you!