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GNU Fdisk 2.0.0a1 released!

Item posted by Christian <it_kristian_81> on Sun 04 Dec 2011 11:25:34 PM UTC.

We are happy to announce the new release of GNU Fdisk.

As reported in the previous release, the software has been
rewritten from scratch with a new design. With this release
we include a first backend.

The backend is written for GNU Linux, but it's easy
to put on a different platform.

We support MBR, EBR and GPT partition tables. We want
to add support for BSD disklabels. We are also considering
the idea of ​​providing support for hybrid MBR tables.

We support Primary, Extended, Logical and GUID partition types.
We want to add support for BSD silces.

Unfortunately there is still no user interface, this is the step
for the next release.


Gzipped tarballs are available from:

and its mirror sites. SHA1 sums may be found there as well.

The web site of GNU fdisk is at:


We need much help. We want to complete the package providing
basic user interfaces (fdisk, cfdisk), please if you are familar with scheme
write to us.

We need help for documentation. We started a draft, but there is much to be done.

We need people who try to install the package and notify us of any problems.

Leslie P. Polzer <>
Christian Brunello <>

GNU fdisk Maintainer's

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