[lug] Mounting Win partitions / Renaming localhost?

Mr Viggy LittleViggy at alum.manhattan.edu
Sat Sep 28 16:43:47 MDT 2002

There ya go!  See I knew there had to be another way to list the 
partitions without actually going into the fdisk program.

Now, if there were a way on Windows...  Once, two jobs ago, the IT 
department sent me over a new PC; running Win NT.  Well, it had one 
disk, at 5 GB.  Hmm, that's not enough for development work, so I 
started removing the disk from another machine.  Well, after getting the 
  disk installed into the new machine, I run the Windows version of 
fdisk which allows you to list all the partitions on all the disks, and 
lo and behold, IT decided to only FORMAT 5 GB of the 20GB disk in the 
machine!!!  So, I wasted a day rebuilding a machine that didn't need it!


Jeff wrote:
> 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
>   <or>
> fdisk -l /dev/hdb
>   etc...
> This allows you to view your partition table without actually going into 
> the fdisk program and potentially messing up your disk.
> -Jeff
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