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    Question Fdisk?

    Maybe this is a really stupid question being that I'm not even quite a NOOB when it comes to Linux (install went horribly wrong...) but several times I have seen
    the suggestion to run FDISK. Won't this wipe your drive????
    Or is this one of the many differences between Winblows and Linux?

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    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    fdisk is a simple tool to modify the partition on your disk, if you tell it to destroy your disc, it will simple destroy it. If you tell it to remove a partition it will remove that partition
    You don't need to run fdisk to modify the partition layout, you can use friendlier programs like GParted, qtparted or cfdisk which have extra feauture like a GUI
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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    and you can use 'fdisk -l' command to 'view' partition structure. fdisk with -l ( small 'L' ) wont destroy anything.
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