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Old 12-17-2007, 09:06 PM   #1
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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 09:10 PM.
Old 12-17-2007, 09:21 PM   #2
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Yes - not an error: this is a warning that fdisk does not support GPT.
As stated, use parted.


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