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mlpa 02-03-2013 05:56 PM

gfdisk should be added to Slackware?
Hi, I create a poll to see if gfdisk should be added to Slackware or not.
gfdisk is similar to fdisk but recognizes GPT partitions.

Didier Spaier 02-03-2013 06:09 PM


I answer 'no' because gdisk and cgdisk are already included in Slackware and in Slackware's installer.

Slackware's installer says it right after the (bogus) login:

To partition your hard drive(s), use 'cfdisk' or 'fdisk'.
For systems using GPT instead of MBR, partition using 'cgdisk' or 'gdisk'.
To activate PCMCIA/Cardbus devices needed for installation, type 'pcmcia'.
To start the main installation (after partitioning), type 'setup'.
EDIT Furthermore, gfdisk is an interface to libparted, which in turn is included in Slackware. So it *could* be useful to some. But many people who used to use (may I say that in English?) parted often use gparted instead nowadays.

PS I am *not* requesting that gparted be included in Slackware. I have a live DVD of it already ;)

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