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SubjectRe: fdisk: What do plus signs after "Blocks" mean?


--- Horst von Brand <vonbrand@inf.utfsm.cl> wrote:
Guys, thanks a lot for the explanations!

Actually, it seems like one can backup information on ALL partitions
by using the command "sfdisk -dx /dev/hdX". Supposedly, it reads not
only primary but also extended partitions. "sfdisk -x /dev/hdX" should
be then able to write whatever is known back to the disk.

Konstantin



> DervishD <lkml@dervishd.net> wrote:
>
> [...]
>
> > It's a good idea to have a copy of the partition table around,
> if
> > it is not simple (the one you had is NOT simple).
>
> Be careful. What you'll get out of backing up the partition table is
> /only/
> the primary partitions, the others are handled by a weird russian
> doll of
> partitions-inside-partitions. AFAIR, the details were in the LILO
> docu.
> --


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