[lug] Mounting Win partitions / Renaming localhost?

Jeff sketch at smail.info
Sat Sep 28 12:52:13 MDT 2002

Mr Viggy wrote:
> One way I know of is to use fdisk.  However, you want to be really 
> careful with this, as it can change your partition settings, which would 
> screw up your disk.
> Do 'fdisk /dev/hda'.  Then, at the prompt, hit 'p' and enter.  This will 
> print out the partition table for /dev/hdb, including how each partition 
> is formatted.  Now, hit 'q' to quit without saving.

Another way to get the partitions and how they're formatted without 
actually going into the fdisk program is to just type:
fdisk -l
This will list the partitions and their file system type for all your 
hard drives and, if you just want a specific hard drive:
fdisk -l /dev/hda
fdisk -l /dev/hdb

This allows you to view your partition table without actually going into 
the fdisk program and potentially messing up your disk.


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