Daunted by fdisk? It's a powerful tool, but often confusing to
new users who realize it holds the power of life or death over your
precious data. You can plunk down some money for a friendlier
shrinkwrap tool, try out cfdisk (which is a little less
intimidating), or you can learn fdisk's intricacies with a guide
"As you, by now, have realized that partitioning the
hard drive is essential part of Linux usage. Partitioning data
provides us with logical blocks for effective separation of data.
Also, it's quite common to see multi-os machines these days, which
require you to partition your hard drive. Fdisk is the tool you use
for this purpose. Here we bring you a howto on fdisk for Linux,
which mind you, is separate from the fdisk for Windows that most of
us are familiar with. This is a matter of confusion for most
rookies. For apart from sharing a name, there's a world of
difference between the two.
Currently, most distributions offer nicer GUI front-ends. These
not only hide much of the complexity but also lack the power that
fdisk brings. Although it seems difficult at first, fdisk becomes a
lot easier as you continue working with it."
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