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Old 09-06-2010
how to use parted get partition_type

I want to use GNU parted for disk partition, but I also hope to get the partition type id by parted. SmilieI can get it from fdisk -l, but I don't know how the parted can get it. The print of the "parted print" only include fstype flags and so on, I hope some help. Thank you.
My English is not so good, I feel so sorry. Smilie
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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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Old 09-06-2010
Thank you very much for your help. I have resolved this question, the parted analyze the partition type value from MBR or EBR or others, put the value into serval intuitive message by itself, I can acconting the "Type","File system" and "Flags" to get the message I need. I don't know it's right or wrong what I say, thank you again ^_^

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