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Old 02-09-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
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Question sfdisk advantages over fdisk?


in the manual of fdisk there is said:
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There are several *fdisk programs around. Each has its problems and
strengths. Try them in the order cfdisk, fdisk, sfdisk. (Indeed,
cfdisk is a beautiful program that has strict requirements on the parti-
tion tables it accepts, and produces high quality partition tables. Use
it if you can. fdisk is a buggy program that does fuzzy things - usu-
ally it happens to produce reasonable results. Its single advantage is
that it has some support for BSD disk labels and other non-DOS partition
tables. Avoid it if you can. sfdisk is for hackers only - the user
interface is terrible, but it is more correct than fdisk and more power-
ful than both fdisk and cfdisk. Moreover, it can be used noninterac-
tively.)
However, I have never had a problem with fdisk, but what are the advantages of sfdisk over fdisk besides noninteracive mode?
 
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None really in everyday use. I use it to save the partition structures when I'm playing around. You can feed the resultant txt file back in to recreate your partitions - logicals included.
I use cfdisk in normal use as preference - have for years.
 
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None really in everyday use. I use it to save the partition structures when I'm playing around. You can feed the resultant txt file back in to recreate your partitions - logicals included.
I use cfdisk in normal use as preference - have for years.
ok However, sfdisk has more options than fdisk? And is sfdisk more dependable?
 
  


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