I have been reading up more on UNIX and have brushed up on different filesystems and partitioning HDs. In the book it mentioned that filesystems are very much different than partitions and one shouldn't misconstrue one for the other. Can someone explain why mistaking one for the other is wrong and what would be a good explanation separating one from the other
Assume partition as just the rooms in the newly constructed house. It just doesn't have any layout or anything till now. All you have done is constructed new rooms in the house.
Now, you need to have the rooms designed for specific purposes (for example, the kitchen has to have more storage shelves, the living room has to have more space to accommodate TV and furniture etc), which is synonymous to the file systems created on the partitions.