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    Sewermonger NNTP User


    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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  2. Re: Remember:

    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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    Susan NNTP User

    Re: Remember:

    Felton knows what fdisk is. Trust me on that.

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    Dave Howe NNTP User

    Re: Remember:

    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.

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    Re: Remember:

    Hey Sewermonger:

    >What is the real meaning of fdisk?

    Felton 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


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