FDISK


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FDISK

(operating system, tool)
(Fixed disk utility) An MS-DOS utility program which prepares a hard disk so that it can be used as a boot disk and file systems can be created on it. OS/2, NT, Windows 95, Linux, and other Unix versions all have this command or something similar.

FDISK

A DOS/Windows utility that is used to partition a hard disk, which is necessary before high-level formatting. See format program.
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FFR can also recover data after a format, fdisk or virus attack.
Prior to the agreement, Linux users would have to go through a complex and time-consuming process that involved backing up the entire hard drive, reformatting the drive, repartitioning the drive with FDISK, restoring the backup and then installing Linux and LILO or boot manager.
With DriveCopy, users no longer need to back up, format, FDISK, reinstall and restore.
While partitions created with GDISK are indistinguishable from those created using FDISK, GDISK gives better disk space utilization, reduces slack space, allows hidden partitions and offers other features not provided in FDISK.
Before PartitionMagic, the usual way to resize partitions was through a time-consuming and complicated method using a utility called FDISK, which also destroyed all data on the drive.