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Old 06-13-2008, 04:29 AM   #1
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fdisk, parted, and gparted

What is the difference between parted, gparted and fdisk?
Old 06-13-2008, 05:33 AM   #2
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fdisk is for creating/deleting/listing partitions.
parted is a command-line tool for resizing partitions and more.
gparted in a GTK+ GUI front-end for parted.
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Thank you! But I also wnat to ask that is it possible to create partitions using parted?

And by the way, the troublesome MS Vista has changed the industry standard of partitioning, from aligning the partition to the cylinder start and end, to a multiple of 1MB. Does parted know how to handle this?
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Open a terminal and do "man parted". (Yes, parted will create partitions)

The man page tells me that you can have partitions start and stop anywhere--not necessarily at cylinder boundaries. Further, while it may be a standard practice to align to cylinder boundaries, I'm not sure that it matters---with any OS


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