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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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