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FILE SYSTEM COMMANDS:


Here is a list of all the filesystem management tools. It is only an overview. If you want to know more about a specific command and the parameters that can be used with it, see the man pages or help files of the commands.

( Example: “man badblocks” or “badblocks --help” )

badblocks . . . . . . Searches a device for bad blocks
cfdisk. . . . . . . . . . Creates or deletes partitions from the partition table
dosfsck . . . . . . . . Checks msdos filesystems
dumpe2fs. . . . . . . Lists superblock information for the specified device
e2fsck . . . . . . . . . Check and/or repair Linux filesystems Ext2/3
fdformat. . . . . . . . Performs s lowlevel format on a floppy
fdisk. . . . . . . . . . . Adds or removes partitions. Can also be used to view partition table information.
fsck. . . . . . . . . . .  Check and/or repair Linux filesystems
hdparm . . . . . . . . Reads or sets hard disk parameters
mkdosfs. . . . . . . . Creates an msdos filesystem
mke2fs. . . . . . . . . Creates a native Linux filesystem
mkfs. . . . . . . . . . . Also creates native Linux filesystems
mkswap. . . . . . . . Creates a Linux swap partition
mount . . . . . . . . . Mounts a filesystem
stat . . . . . . . . . . . Prints inode information
swapoff . . . . . . . . Releases a swap partition
swapon . . . . . . . . Activates a swap partition
tune2fs . . . . . . . . Adjusts ext2 filesystem parameters
umount . . . . . . . . Unmounts a filesystem

With all the multibooters on the forum, all dividing their harddisks to a high amount of small partitions, a little tip on file system commands was not a luxury.
( Apparently on an IDE drive, 64 logical partitions is the max on an extended one . . . so: Have fun penguins and penguinettes !  )


Bruno


-- Mar 3 2004 ( Revised Dec 12 2005 ) --


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