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yeah thought as much. this guy has still not tried to clarify "shows nothing" yet though... path issue or something? maybe he's just not reading it right... i do recall some versions of fdisk require the single /dev entry and only show on a per disk basis. think that was redhat 7.3 i had that on.
I don't know a lot about debian releases but 3.1 seems like a pretty small number for a release, is this an older release or something? It's possible the fdisk you have is an out of date version as kewpie suggested. Try listing the device directly:
#fdisk -l /dev/hda
#fdisk -l /dev/hdb
still nothing? then try
and see what happens (note: '-h' is actually an invalid option, but will list the usage anyways). It seems strange that a command would run without any output whatsoever as this is not very typical for Linux. It makes me wonder if there are deeper issues at work here. If you get any output at all form the above commands, please post.