You have to type and enter one letter at a time apart from the +6000M
If you type fdisk /dev/hda (not had
) you enter the fdisk command line working on the disk hda.
Everything from then on, up to the w is an fdisk command.
You will see what's happening as you go along.
If you type
you will see a list of available commands.
[root@kids ~]# fdisk /dev/hda
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 4865.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
Command (m for help): m
a toggle a bootable flag
b edit bsd disklabel
c toggle the dos compatibility flag
d delete a partition
l list known partition types
m print this menu
n add a new partition
o create a new empty DOS partition table
p print the partition table
q quit without saving changes
s create a new empty Sun disklabel
t change a partition's system id
u change display/entry units
v verify the partition table
w write table to disk and exit
x extra functionality (experts only)
Command (m for help):
If you make a mistake or lose your nerve along the way, you can get out of fdisk by entering
or if you are in the middle of a command just use
Ctrl + c
to exit fdisk.
Nothing is changed on the disk until you type w and <enter>
That page is a lousy way of documenting it IMHO.