gdisk (gptfdisk) on openSUSE live system. PLEASE VOTE UP!

I don’t need to say that I made my own port of this program (because that’s another one which was not available for openSUSE as I started using it). The version in my repo might be a little bit newer as well. But no matter how you call the package, gdisk or gptfdisk, this program by Rod Smith (GPT fdisk Tutorial) is not only nice and useful, it is simply needed. It would save everyone time because we won’t need to ask users to download another Linux live system (such as Fedora*) for the sole purpose of fixing GPT issues (we’ve seen some in dualboot with Windows). So this program is really a must - I am not exagerating here.

Thanks, James for creating this openFATE and to anyone in this forum, if you trust me a little bit and appreciate the little work I’ve done here to help users and package programs and scripts, please vote up here: Add Package gptfdisk to ALL openSUSE Installlation Disks](

You would save me/us time. Please help us helping you! Vote up for this feature!
We do need gdisk on the live CD!

  • Nothing against Fedora of course! I use it too. It’s just kind of silly (and time consuming) to have to download a distro live CD to help you installing another one.

I took the liberty to move your post please_try_again. I tried to send you a PM, but alas, your mailbox is full. None the less, I appreciate your support and encourage everyone to vote for this in openFATE request.

Thank You for using openSUSE,

I put in an upvote 11 so far with mine!

Thanks for your support. All we needs is a few hundred more. What we need is a Robo Voter, kind of like a Robo Caller, but instead it votes up things. I guess we will need a few Hundred registered openSUSE users too, but its OK to use the names of the fallen I think. You know, Fallen to Windows. lol!

Oh Well, perhaps its been too long a Day here already.

Thank You for using openSUSE,

Yes James, thank you. it was supposed to be a new thread. I don’t know how I managed to post it in the other thread.
I just emptied my mailbox.

Please, everyone, understand that this program is necessary! If it is not on the live CD, I might have to ask users to download a Fedora live CD … I don’t know if it is on Ubuntu’s live CD … maybe.

Anyway, gdisk is more usefull than fdisk on GPT based systems and less buggy than parted. But it seems so obvious that I wonder how/if the openSUSE team is not already aware of that.

Yes, we definitely need a few hundred more … and we shall have it!

Moved counter up to 14. And … posted a link to this rthread on FB, on the openSUSE FB pages, on G+, on the G+ openSUSE Community page. Any other places one could think of, Remy?

Voted just now, #23.

Thanks for your support. I see we are up to 24 now. We doubled in one day. If we can do that for a few more days, we might have a winner.

Thank You for using openSUSE,

gptfdisk, sur les CD/DVD d’installation ?

For those that can not read French, such as myself, this is how the link Translates:

gptfdisk on the CD / DVD installation?


Gptfdisk package is a set of programs for the creation and maintenance GUID partition table (GPT) disks.

GPT partitions (often on drives larger than 2 TB) are a modern replacement PC BIOS partitions with a Master Boot Record (MBR). The main program, gdisk has an interface similar to the classic fdisk program.

It is good to know that Windows can not boot from a GPT disk unless the computer uses EFI. Also note that versions prior to Vista can not read GPT disks.

All this to say that it is a powerful tool and probably the future successor of fdisk for everyone.

We invite you to vote on the official site for this utility is included in the liveCD and CD / DVD installation:

Thank You,

Performing a update on my system today and a recommend was pulled in

2013-01-16 05:04:00|install|gptfdisk|0.8.2-3.1.2|x86_64||repo-oss|

Yes, I caught that today and mentioned here:

Voted some minutes ago! :slight_smile:

Just voted up. Thanks a lot for creating this FATE request.

I just booted with 12.3 beta1 Gnome Live CD … and gdisk is there!
I’d say this “issue” is SOLVED.

Thanks to all who voted up - not sure it did something, and my first reaction to this openFATE was to say that it was too obvious to be worth a request. As we have seen in other posts/threads, it appears that gdisk is already required by other tools.
Thanks to all anyway.


It should have been pulled in to 12.2

rpm -qi gptfdiskName        : gptfdisk
Version     : 0.8.2
Release     : 3.1.2
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Wed 16 Jan 2013 05:04:00 GMT
Group       : Applications/System
Size        : 597037
License     : GPL-2.0
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Mon 16 Jul 2012 13:32:30 BST, Key ID b88b2fd43dbdc284
Source RPM  : gptfdisk-0.8.2-3.1.2.src.rpm
Build Date  : Mon 16 Jul 2012 13:31:59 BST
Build Host  : build13
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager    :
Vendor      : openSUSE
URL         :
Summary     : GPT partitioning and MBR repair software
Description :
Partitioning software for GPT disks and to repair MBR disks. The
gdisk, cgdisk, and sgdisk utilities (in the gdisk package) are
GPT-enabled partitioning tools; the fixparts utility (in the fixparts
package) fixes some problems with MBR disks that can be created by
buggy partitioning software.
Distribution: openSUSE 12.2

Yes, it looks like the right people heard our plea and made the right choice for openSUSE. It is no easy task to determine what applications stay and which ones must go to make it onto the openSUSE installation media. Many will recall disk images too large to fit on the target media and so I am happy with the perceived choice in this matter.

That You,

Good to see!
It should have been in 12.2, or for that matter in 12.1, so it was clearly time to request it on openFATE, weather or not it was scheduled to be included!

It is in 12.2. It was added in a recent update (shortly after this thread started).