FDISK(8)                    System Manager's Manual                   FDISK(8)

     acorn-fdisk — partition editor for Acorn/RISC OS machines

     acorn-fdisk -h | --help | -v | --version

     acorn-fdisk [-t scheme | --type scheme] -l | --list [device ...]

     acorn-fdisk [-t scheme | --type scheme] -s | --size partition

     acorn-fdisk [-t scheme | --type scheme] [device]

     The acorn-fdisk utility allows one to display or interactively edit
     partition tables for Acorn/RISC OS machines in various formats.  Using
     the PC/BIOS format, standard IBM PC (i386) partition tables can also be
     accessed.  When no optional device is given, it defaults to /dev/hda or

     The options are as follows:

     -h | --help  Display a short usage and exit immediately.

     -l | --list  Display the partition table(s) of all devices.

     -s | --size  Display the size of partition.

     -t | --type  Select the partitioning scheme to use.  Valid schemes are:

                  EESOX            Eesox SCSI on the Acorn machines.

                  ICSIDEFS         ICS IDE.

                  Filecore/Linux   Linux on Filecore.  This uses the non-ADFS
                                   descriptor to point to the start of the
                                   disc to be partitioned.  The first two
                                   sectors contain a partition table to
                                   identify the Linux partitions contained

                  PC/BIOS          PC/BIOS partitioning scheme.  This consists
                                   of a partition table in the first sector of
                                   the disk which contains both CHS and LBA
                                   values for the partitions.  There can be up
                                   to four entries in the primary partition
                                   table.  One of these can be an extended
                                   partition containing up to four extra

                  PowerTec         PowerTec SCSI on the Acorn machines.

                  Filecore/RISCiX  RiscIX on Filecore.

     -v | --version
                  Display the version of acorn-fdisk and exit immediately.

     If neither -l | --list or -s | --size are given, the partition table of
     the given device will be edited interactively.

     Display the default device's partition table on a PC:

           acorn-fdisk --type PC/BIOS -l

     Display the PC partition table of /dev/sda:

           acorn-fdisk --type PC/BIOS --list /dev/sda

     Display the size in blocks of the partition /dev/sda1:

           acorn-fdisk --type PC/BIOS --size /dev/sda1

     Edit the MBR partition table interactively:

           acorn-fdisk --type PC/BIOS

     Display the partition table of an MBR backed up to a file:

           acorn-fdisk -t PC/BIOS -l mbrdump.bin

     Display the size of the first partition on a device where the MBR would
     be restored from the backup file mbrdump.bin:

           acorn-fdisk -t PC/BIOS -s mbrdump.bin1

     arm-fdisk was written by Russell King <> based on
     util-linux fdisk, which was written at least partially by
     A. V. Le Blanc <>.

     This manual page was written for the Debian system by
     Thorsten Glaser <> but may be used by others.

                                October 2, 2010