Introduction to gptfdisk
The gptfdisk package is a set of
programs for creation and maintenance of GUID Partition Table (GPT)
disk drives. A GPT partitioned disk is required for drives greater
than 2 TB and is a modern replacement for legacy PC-BIOS
partitioned disk drives that use a Master Boot Record (MBR). The
main program, gdisk,
has an inteface similar to the classic fdisk program.
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5
popt-1.16 (required to build sgdisk) and ICU-53.1
(for Unicode partition names)
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/gptdisk
Installation of gptfdisk
The gptfdisk package comes with a
Makefile. First we update
it to provide a simple build and install interface. Install
gptfdisk by running the following
patch -Np1 -i ../gptfdisk-0.8.10-convenience-1.patch &&
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the
ICU=1: Adding this option to the
make command allows
use of Unicode characters in partition names.
POPT=1: Adding this option to the
make command is
required to build sgdisk. If used, this option
needs to be on both the make and the make install line.
cgdisk, gdisk, fixparts, and
is an is a curses-based text-mode tool for manipulating
is an interactive text-mode tool for manipulating GPT
repairs mis-formatted MBR based disk partitions.
is a partition manipulation program for GPT partitions
similar to sfdisk.
Last updated on 2014-03-10 12:14:19 -0700