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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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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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Re: Remember:

Felton knows what fdisk is. Trust me on that. 🙂

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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 Disk...er... 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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