Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-17-2007, 10:06 PM   #1
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Distribution: Gentoo Hardened using OpenRC not Systemd
Posts: 1,450

Rep: Reputation: 85
GPT error with fdisk

Has anyone seen this error that I have highlighted in red before? What does it mean?

$ sudo fdisk -l

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd65ddc8d

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        9363    75208266   83  Linux
/dev/sda2            9364        9729     2939895    5  Extended
/dev/sda5            9364        9729     2939863+  82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x397a3979

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1       19458   156288000    7  HPFS/NTFS

Last edited by fakie_flip; 12-17-2007 at 10:10 PM.
Old 12-17-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
Simon Bridge
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Waiheke NZ
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,211

Rep: Reputation: 198Reputation: 198
Yes - not an error: this is a warning that fdisk does not support GPT.
As stated, use parted.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gpt and mbr out of sync after every ubuntu boot on my macbook cbiscuit Linux - General 1 11-02-2007 03:04 PM
GParted GPT supports gabeyg Linux - General 3 08-19-2007 09:39 AM
gpt and software mirroring on ia64 iranoutofusernames Linux - Enterprise 0 04-05-2006 11:06 PM
fdisk error linuxzealot Linux - Newbie 12 03-01-2005 12:56 AM
GPT USB WEBCAM with Fedora Core 3 teumima Linux - Hardware 0 01-23-2005 04:47 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration