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Old 04-04-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
satimis
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About fdisk command


Hi folks,

Something strange happened here.

I tried to partition a pendrive with fdisk using expert mode to change the geometry

After deleting all partitions then typed;

Command (m for help): x [Enter]
x: unknown command
Command action
a toggle a bootable flag
b edit bsd disklabel
c .... etc.

However this command worked for me about one week ago. The only difference was then running on FC3 and now running on DSL.

Please advise. TIA

B.R.
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:19 AM   #2
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What did the m (help menu) list?
 
Old 04-04-2006, 11:31 AM   #3
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Hi Randux.,

Code:
a  toggle the bootable flag
b  edit bsd disklabel
c  toggle the dos compatibility flag
d  delete a partition
l  list known partition types
m  print this menu
n  add a new partiton
o  create a new empty DOS partition table
p  print the partition table
q  quit without saving changes
s  create a new empty Sun disklabel
t  change a partition's system id
u  change display/entry units
v  verity the partition table
w  write table to disk and exit

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Old 04-04-2006, 11:36 AM   #4
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It looks like they don't have expert mode on that copy of fdisk. Time to find another live CD! Kanotix is great, but you have to run from CD. Slax is very nice and you can run it in RAM, but it doesn't have nearly the amount of tools on Kanotix.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 09:14 AM   #5
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Hi Randux,

Tks for your advice. DSL keeps almost all packages minimal. I got it done with sfdisk.

B.R.
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:29 AM   #6
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Hi Satimis, I am glad you got it fixed! Thanks for telling us.
 
  


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