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gdisk: fdisk for GPT

September 28th, 2009 3 comments

I finally found a basic fdisk-like utility for dealing with GUID Partition Tables (GPT). And not a moment too soon because I can’t stand GNU Parted which seems to be the only other tool available for handling them. I really wish I understood why because GPT is hardly brand-new. fdisk, cfdisk and sfdisk are WELL overdue for an upgrade.

It’s called (unsurprisingly) gdisk:

http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gptfdisk/

I haven’t bothered making a SlackBuild for it right now, because it’s too simple to bother. Download the source, extract it, type make and there’s your binary. Move it to /sbin if you want.

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