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Fdisk may not be in your PATH environment variable. So, try the full path to the executable called fdisk. Like this: /sbin/fdisk -l.
Side note: if you intend to try to re-make your partitions, you must do it from a liveCD. You shouldn't try re-making partitions from a mounted partition. That is, if the partition yout OS is running from is one of the partitions you intend to work on. Your work should involve unmounted partitions. Also, you need root authority to do it.
Last edited by bigrigdriver; 02-20-2008 at 03:53 PM.
It would help to know more about your computer: make, model, hardware (especially hard drive vendor and disk size).
Fdisk may not be in /sbin on your system. So, in a terminal, run 'locate fdisk' to find out where the fdisk executable is located. Then use the path given to you in the locate results to run the command. Example: suppose locate finds it in /usr/sbin/fdisk. Then you would run the command as '/usr/sbin/fdisk -l'.