cfdisk is a linux partition table editor. It is similar to fdisk, but with a different user interface (curses).

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Script partitioning fresh raw disk images with sfdisk (C/H/S ignored?)

I'm trying to automate the process of creating raw disk images. I don't care so much about C/H/S, but that the block size should be a rough standard of 512 bytes. However, I'm having trouble ...
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cfdisk quits with a fatal error in regards to the partition table

fresh install. 'cfdisk /dev/sda' gives the following output: "FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 2: Partition ends in the final partial cylinder" what could be the reason for this to happen and what ...
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Linux partitioning problem

I am using cfdisk to repartition my hdd as from OS install I only got 1 big partition a swap. I wanted to resize the big partition to 1 GB /boot and use the rest of the space for an extended ...
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Reread partition table without rebooting?

Sometimes, when resizing or otherwise mucking about with partitions on a disk, cfdisk will say: Wrote partition table, but re-read table failed. Reboot to update table. (This also happens with ...
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What is the partition id / filesystem type for UDF?

This is probably trivial to check using cfdisk on a UDF-formatted CD/DVD/Blu-Ray, but I have neither of them at hand. I have created an UDF formatted partition on a USB hard drive to share data ...