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Old 08-04-2004, 02:31 PM   #1
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Trying to find 'cfdisk'

OK, real stupid question. I read how cfdisk works way different than fdisk. Problem is, I can't find it anywhere. Anyone know where I could download it?? I want to play with the partitions on my main HD without loosing everything, in the process. Thanks for any help.
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It's in /cdrom/slackware/a/util-linux-*.tgz ...
If you didn't install it you may try that...

Or are you trying to run it as normal user? :)
It's not in your path, then, become root instead.

Old 08-04-2004, 02:46 PM   #3
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I download linux & tried to run it from a floppy. I looked through every linux package I have & can't find it. I don't have a CD yet. Will try to get one when the money is better.
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did you try invoking it as root?

Old 08-04-2004, 11:18 PM   #5
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Tried to run it from a floppy? Do you mean bare.i
boot disk? Use bare.i, install 1 and install 2 then
log on as root and run cfdisk.
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I also reqd cfdisk and got an answer on it's location frm the v good "embedded tux" forum (see message below);

goto the url provided below:
; you will find that they maintain common Linux utilities. The ftp txt file shows that these Linux utils are
available in a single package:

Title: util-linux: Miscellaneous utilities for Linux
Version: 2.12
Description: agetty arch blockdev cal cfdisk chfn chkdupexe chsh
clear col colcrt colrm column ctrlaltdel cytune
ddate dmesg elvtune fastboot fasthalt fdformat fdisk
fsck.cramfs fsck.minix getopt halt hexdump hwclock initctl
ipcrm ipcs isosize kill last line logger login look mcookie
mesg mkfs mkfs.bfs mkfs.cramfs mkfs.minix mkswap more mount
namei need passwd pg pivot_root ramsize raw rdev readprofile
reboot rename renice rescuept reset rev rootflags script
setfdprm setsid setterm sfdisk shutdown simpleinit sln swapoff
swapon tailf tunelp ul umount vidmode vipw wall whereis write
Keywords: system utilities
Author: several
Maintained-by: Andries Brouwer <> and others
Primary-site: /pub/linux-local/utils/util-linux
1857871 util-linux-2.12.tar.gz
Alternate-site: ftp.* /pub/linux/utils/util-linux
Alternate-site: /pub/Linux/system/misc
Alternate site: /pub/aeb/util-linux
Platforms: all Linux versions, libc-4.6.27 or later, all CPUs
Copying-policy: GPL, BSD, others

hope this helps!

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 04:00:25PM +0000, Kaiwan wrote:

> I want to partition my disk(s) and have seen documentation on cfdisk as
> a helpful terminal curses GUI alternative to fdisk.
> The problem is I can't seem to locate the source anywhere..anyone knows
> where cfdisk can be downloaded from??
> Appreciate your response..

PTXdist knows where to get cfdisk:

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Old 09-20-2004, 08:41 AM   #7
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Thanks. I'm going to try & redo the two linux partitions on my comp. into four. Whish me luck.


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