List Disk Partitions with 'fdisk'

The fdisk command manipulates the disk partition table. You can, for example, use fdisk to list the disk partitions so that you can identify the root Linux file system.

The following example shows /dev/sda1 to be the root Linux partition:

fdisk -l
	Disk /dev/ram0: 4 MiB, 4194304 bytes, 8192 sectors
	Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
	Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
	I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

	...
	
	Disk /dev/sda: 8 GiB, 8589934592 bytes, 16777216 sectors
	Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
	Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
	I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
	Disklabel type: gpt
	Disk identifier: 3CFA568B-2C89-4290-8B52-548732A3972D

	Device        Start      End  Sectors Size Type
	/dev/sda1      2048 16771071 16769024   8G Linux filesystem
	/dev/sda2  16771072 16777182     6111   3M BIOS boot
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