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Old 09-04-2005, 09:39 AM   #1
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Fdisk question


Using Fdisk on a Slackware Linux platform:

What is its purpose?
How is it used?
What is a partition structure?
What are any partition limitations?


If you have any links talking about fdisk/slackware please post them.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 09:41 AM   #2
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Open a console and type in man fdisk and you will have lots of fdisk information. It works in a similar way to fdisk in DOS.

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Old 09-04-2005, 09:53 AM   #3
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This link will answer your questions and more:
http://www.linuxhq.com/guides/SAG/x885.html

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Old 09-04-2005, 09:54 AM   #4
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I don't have a linux system or anything, right now i'm just starting to learn about it. From what I've gathered, fdisk makes it able for you to divide how much space you use for linux and for dos.

edit: thanks for the help!
 
Old 09-04-2005, 09:55 AM   #5
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cfdisk is a little easier to use.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 10:13 AM   #6
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Originally posted by OhSnapWhat
I don't have a linux system or anything, right now i'm just starting to learn about it. From what I've gathered, fdisk makes it able for you to divide how much space you use for linux and for dos.

edit: thanks for the help!
Check out slackware.com, they've got a slackware manual on-line that'll walk you through how to set-up partitions with fdisk. Once you're ready to take the plunge post back here and we'll lend a hand.
The penguin awaits you.
 
  


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