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16-Mar-2018, 04:54
FDISK is a utility, included in all versions of MS-DOS and Windows, for
formatting (preparing) a hard disk drive to hold data and to logically
partition the disk, specifying and naming major portions of it for
different uses. FDISK is used to prepare and partition a brand new hard
drive, and typically most personal computers today arrive with the drive
already partitioned and loaded with the operating system and perhaps
other software. A typical personal computer today arrives with a single
partition that is addressed by the operating system as the logical C
drive. (Some PCs also have one or two diskette drives addressed as the A
and B drives. PCs with CD-ROMs also usually address the CD-ROM as the D
drive. But a hard disk drive can be divided into and addressed as
several "logical" drives, or partitions.)

What is the real meaning of fdisk?

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17-Mar-2018, 16:26
On Fri 16 Mar 2018 03:54:01 AM CDT, Sewermonger wrote:

What is the real meaning of fdisk?

Get rid of MS and install Linux ;)

There is fdisk (and gdisk, parted, sgdisk etc) in linux as well... it's
a tool for preparing your disk partitions.. as either type dos (3,
primary, 1 extended and then Logical up to 15(?) ) or gpt (128
partitions) for UEFI booting.

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18-Mar-2018, 15:34
Felton knows what fdisk is. Trust me on that. :)

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19-Mar-2018, 10:12
On 16/03/2018 03:54, Sewermonger wrote:
> What is the real meaning of fdisk?

More historically true, really - any modern windows pc should be on
secure boot (which requires its own partition) and using gpt (which
fdisk can't "see") by now.

20-Mar-2018, 15:59
Hey Sewermonger:

>What is the real meaning of fdisk?

Felton Disk...er... Fixed Disk

My question is why did you have to run fdisk if your disk was already fixed?

Kim - 3/20/2018 8:58:25 AM