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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fdisk and parted.

Both the commands are used for partitioning the disks ,creating and managing Linux file systems.
choice of command is personal preference.


Why should you use parted instead of fdisk?
1) Starting from RHEL 6, Redhat recommends use of parted.
2) fdisk doesn’t understand GUID Partition Table (GPT) and it is not designed for large partitions. In particular case use more advanced GNU parted(8).
3) You can't use fdisk for drives greater than 2TB size. you need to use parted utility for that.

For all the system administrators fdisk is more common but considering Linux future Admin dudes should learn parted .

Lets learn How the same task can be performed using different fdisk and parted commands.

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