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Old 04-22-2004, 01:21 PM   #1
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Can't find fdisk

Hm, OK this may be a stupid problem...

I need to add a partition. I am running Fedora Core 1, fresh install and I have about 3.5 G of free disk space left over. I have decided what I want to do with it now so I need to partition it.

I am logged in as root but when I try to fdisk (either plain or with -l) all I get back is "bash: fdisk: command not found"

I did a whereis fdisk and it says /sbin/fdisk. I thought maybe I needed to go to the /sbin dir to use it. I tried that and same result.

The man page for it works fine, but not much help if I can't actually use it. Any help on this would be much appreciated.
Old 04-22-2004, 01:31 PM   #2
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how about when you type:
/sbin/fdisk -l /dev/hda

You need to do it as root...
Old 04-22-2004, 01:48 PM   #3
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Ah, OK that worked. Isn't it a bit weird to have to do the /sbin thing though? I've never seen that before. Can/should I move it somehow or just know that that is how it is set up on my system?
Old 04-22-2004, 01:53 PM   #4
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I wouldn't suggest you moving it, you could however put sbin in your PATH so you wouldn't need to type it everytime, but I'm not exactly sure if that is advisable....
Old 04-22-2004, 02:03 PM   #5
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If you are root, it's your job to use programs in /sbin, so you can safely put sbin in root's path. If you put it in your users path, won't be that big problem, because they're going to get a permission denied error.
Old 04-22-2004, 02:38 PM   #6
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Excellent. I did put it in the PATH, so I'm good to go now. Thanks for everyone's timely help.


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