|FDISK(8)||System Manager's Manual||FDISK(8)|
partition editor for Acorn/RISC OS machines
acorn-fdisk utility allows one to
display or interactively edit partition tables for Acorn/RISC OS machines in
various formats. Using the
PC/BIOS format, standard
IBM PC (i386) partition tables can also be accessed. When no optional
device is given, it defaults to
/dev/hda or /dev/sda.
The options are as follows:
- Display a short usage and exit immediately.
- Display the partition table(s) of all devices.
- Display the size of partition.
- Select the partitioning scheme to use. Valid schemes are:
- Eesox SCSI on the Acorn machines.
- ICS IDE.
- Linux on Filecore. This uses the non-ADFS descriptor to point to the start of the disc to be partitioned. The first two sectors contain a partition table to identify the Linux partitions contained within.
- PC/BIOS partitioning scheme. This consists of a partition table in the first sector of the disk which contains both CHS and LBA values for the partitions. There can be up to four entries in the primary partition table. One of these can be an extended partition containing up to four extra partitions.
- PowerTec SCSI on the Acorn machines.
- RiscIX on Filecore.
- Display the version of
acorn-fdiskand exit immediately.
--size are given, the partition table of the given
device will be edited interactively.
Display the default device's partition table on a PC:
Display the PC partition table of /dev/sda:
Display the size in blocks of the partition /dev/sda1:
Edit the MBR partition table interactively:
Display the partition table of an MBR backed up to a file:
Display the size of the first partition on a device where the MBR would be restored from the backup file mbrdump.bin:
arm-fdisk was written by
Russell King ⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩
based on util-linux
fdisk, which was written at
least partially by
A. V. Le Blanc ⟨LeBlanc@mcc.ac.uk⟩.
This manual page was written for the Debian system by
Thorsten Glaser ⟨email@example.com⟩ but may be used by others.
|October 2, 2010||Debian|