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Old 01-03-2016, 10:14 AM   #1
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Questions on mklabels for Parted

So I'm learning Parted and I'm getting to the part where I'm creating a label for the raw storage/partition that I want to format.

I kept trying to type ext3 or ext4 and kept getting:

parted:  invalid token: ext3
There wasn't any info in the man page, however I did find that you have to use msdos in order to set a disk label on Linux. Later looking at the web page for parted mklable

I see there are a number of types of labels

loop (raw disc access) 
My question is what does these labels do? I mean in fdisk 'T' to type was pretty self-explanatory, however there is really no info on why you setting up an msdos partition on Linux or what the others do?
Old 01-03-2016, 11:17 AM   #2
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Just ran into this myself. The Debian man page for fdisk has descriptions for some of those labels.

Also, here is a good write up on gpt. Heed the warning if you dual boot Windows

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Old 01-03-2016, 01:08 PM   #3
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Upon a little closer reading, it appears that the parted man page advised to reference the man page for fdisk.



mklabel, msdos, parted

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