Re: fdisk versus parted

From: Rich Jesse <>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 09:43:07 -0600 (CST)
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Hans writes:

> - parted supports GUID Partition Table
> - parted supports disks > 2TB

Good points. It seems these two are starting to become more standard now (for local storage). GPT is a replacement for the traditional Master Boot Record (MBR) and can be a requirement for machines with the UEFI replacement for BIOS.

I'm dealing with the PITA of attempting to dual boot (Win7+Linux) a UEFI/GPT setup at home. Grrrrr. But parted seems to be ready for it, whereas the more familiar (to me) fdisk isn't.


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