gptfdisk-0.8.10

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 platform.

Package Information

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gptfdisk Dependencies

Optional

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 rudimentary Makefile. First we update it to provide a simple build and install interface. Install gptfdisk by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../gptfdisk-0.8.10-convenience-1.patch &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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.

Contents

Installed Programs: cgdisk, gdisk, fixparts, and sgdisk

Short Descriptions

cgdisk

is an is a curses-based text-mode tool for manipulating GPT partitions.

gdisk

is an interactive text-mode tool for manipulating GPT partitions.

fixparts

repairs mis-formatted MBR based disk partitions.

sgdisk

is a partition manipulation program for GPT partitions similar to sfdisk.

Last updated on 2014-03-10 12:14:19 -0700