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Old 11-06-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
mockfuller
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Adding partitions help


First time posting. Learning to add partitions to disk. After doing the command for fdisk /dev/sda1
add the partition 3 when I list the them I get a /dev/sda1p3
not a dev/sda3 like I thought I would get. Please help
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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first post the output of

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fdisk -l
 
Old 11-06-2013, 09:58 PM   #3
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You ended up adding a partition within a partition.

You should use fdisk /dev/sda not fdisk /dev/sda1
 
Old 11-07-2013, 02:21 AM   #4
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Why not use gparted, KDE partition manager or cfdisk (if you want go CLI) instead? They have more straightforward interface than fdisk IMHO.
 
  


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