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Operating Systems Linux how to use parted get partition_type Post 302451163 by Corona688 on Monday 6th of September 2010 01:24:08 AM
Old 09-06-2010
parted mashes partition types and partition flags all together into one 'flag' variable. This may be because parted can edit several partition types, while fdisk is mostly just for MSDOS-type partition systems. If you want to see that kind of low-level detail in the system, use fdisk.

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(parted) help toggle                                                      
  toggle [NUMBER [FLAG]]                   toggle the state of FLAG on partition
        NUMBER

	NUMBER is the partition number used by Linux.  On MS-DOS disk labels,
        the primary partitions number from 1 to 4, logical partitions from 5
        onwards.
        FLAG is one of: boot, root, swap, hidden, raid, lvm, lba, hp-service,
        palo, prep, msftres, bios_grub, atvrecv, diag

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FDISK(8)						      System Manager's Manual							  FDISK(8)

NAME
fdisk - partition a hard disk [IBM] SYNOPSIS
fdisk [-hm] [-sn] [file] OPTIONS
-h Number of disk heads is m -s Number of sectors per track is n EXAMPLES
fdisk /dev/hd0 # Examine disk partitions fdisk -h9 /dev/hd0 # Examine disk with 9 heads DESCRIPTION
When fdisk starts up, it reads in the partition table and displays it. It then presents a menu to allow the user to modify partitions, store the partition table on a file, or load it from a file. Partitions can be marked as MINIX, DOS or other, as well as active or not. Using fdisk is self-explanatory. However, be aware that repartitioning a disk will cause information on it to be lost. Rebooting the sys- tem immediately is mandatory after changing partition sizes and parameters. MINIX, XENIX, PC-IX, and MS-DOS all have different partition numbering schemes. Thus when using multiple systems on the same disk, be careful. Note that MINIX, unlike MS-DOS , cannot access the last sector in a partition with an odd number of sectors. The reason that odd partition sizes do not cause a problem with MS-DOS is that MS-DOS allocates disk space in units of 512-byte sectors, whereas MINIX uses 1K blocks. Fdisk has a variety of other features that can be seen by typing h. Fdisk normally knows the geometry of the device by asking the driver. You can use the -h and -s options to override the numbers found. SEE ALSO
part(8). FDISK(8)

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