[blfs-dev] other filesystem utilities

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Feb 29 19:04:33 PST 2012

Andrew Benton wrote:

> Thanks to your message I've spent some time playing with gpt today
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table
> and I now think there's a good case for putting gptfdisk into LFS.
> fdisk and cfdisk are installed in LFS but if you have a GUID partition
> table they're no use. I think gptfdisk should be in LFS.

What about parted which is already in BLFS?

Actually, I think BLFS may be good enough.  We would need parted on the 
host system.  If we need it after we boot into LFS, it can be built via 

Also, util-linux plans to add GPT support into fdisk in version 2.22. 
That's probably six months away.

I'm open to gptfdisk, but would like to see more discussion.

   -- Bruce

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