One of the daily tasks performed by a system administrator is installing a new operating system. It is more than an installation, as it includes steps such as preparing for the installation, installing the OS, verifying the installation, and initial server configuration. Simply put, it's the starting point for everything! Although there might be rare situations when servers come with preloaded operating systems, in most cases, it is a system administrator's responsibility to get the job done.
Let's begin by understanding what partition schemes are as this will help us to manage the partitions on the disks.