System administration command. fdisk displays information about disk partitions, creates and deletes disk partitions, and changes the active partition. It is possible to assign a different operating system to each of the four possible primary partitions, though only one partition is active at any given time. You can also divide a physical partition into several logical partitions. The minimum recommended size for a Linux system partition is 40 MB. Normally, each device will be /dev/hda, /dev/hdb, /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, /dev/hdc, /dev/hdd, and so on. An interactive, menu-driven mode is also available. Note that this command can be destructive if used improperly.
- -b sectorsize
Set the size of individual disk sectors. May be 512, 1024, or 2048. Most systems now recognize sector sizes, so this is not necessary.
List partition tables and exit.
Report partition sizes in sectors instead of cylinders.
- -s partition
Display the size of partition, unless it is a DOS partition.
Print version number, then exit.
- -C cylinders
Specify the number of cylinders on the disk.
- -H heads
Specify the number of heads per cylinder.
- -S sectors
Specify sectors per track for partitioning.
Toggle a bootable flag on current partition.
Edit disklabel of a BSD partition.
Toggle DOS compatibility flag.
Delete current partition.
List all partition types.
Create a new partition; prompt for more information.
Create an empty DOS partition table.
Print a list of ...