XFDISK is another FDISK tool in the style of OS/2 fdisk
with a bootmanager.
XFDISK /AUTOHIDE /SORT /NOWIN9X /OS2 /WINNT /LINUX
Here is a short description of the command line parameters. They can
also be stored in the file XFDISK.INI to be used each time XFDisk
XFDisk allows several visible primary partitions per drive. Using
this parameter XFDisk will only allow one visible primary partition
per drive and automatically hide additional ones, as in version 0.8.5
Partition table entries will be sorted, as in XFDisk up to version
0.8.5. Be careful: Linux and XFDisk partly use these partition numbers.
/NOWIN9X, /OS2, /WINNT and /LINUX:
Extended partitions that can only be adressed with the extended INT13-
BIOS functions (i.e. above 8 GB) usually have that partition type 0xF
instead of 0x5. So DOS/Windows only accesses such partitions using the
extendes BIOS functions. But obviously OS/2 does not know this
partition type. So using /NOWIN9X will prevent XFDisk using partition
Using /OS2, /WINNT or /LINUX will aditionally change the default type
of new created partitions.
Rewrites the master boot record on the first hard disk.
Special cursor for blind people
Shows XFDisks build number
There is only an extensive German readme file for the program.
There also exists a german F1 (help) file that is not part of the
actual FREEDOS distribution:
For more information see:
- none -
Copyright © 1995-2010 Florian Painke, Ulrich Müller and others,
help version 2023 W. Spiegl.
This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.