Re: fdisk versus parted

From: Hans Forbrich <>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:05:57 -0700
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parted was originally developed to replace fdisk and provide functionality not found in fdssk.

Some of the bigger differences were

  • parted supports GUID Partition Table
  • parted supports disks > 2TB
  • parted allows partition resizing

Red Hat recommends parted over fdisk as of RHEL 6.

A nice discussion at


On 07/02/2013 7:32 AM, Walker, Jed S wrote:
> We have a company document that says to not use fdisk to partition disks for Oracle. It says to use parted or sfdisk. It says you can't guarantee alignment with fdisk.

Received on Thu Feb 07 2013 - 16:05:57 CET

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