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An old example?

Under this section, you can read:

To list partition tables and partitions on a device, you can run the following, where device is a name like /dev/sda:
# fdisk -l /dev/sda

I think it describes an old example when it says "where device is a name like". Could be better (?):

To list partition tables and partitions on a device (e.g. /dev/sda), you can run the following:
# fdisk -l /dev/sda

Best regards. --AlonsoLP (talk) 21:10, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Incorrect statement about grub

Down over at Fdisk#Create_partitions, there is the following quote.

Tip:

I am fairly certain this only applies to BIOS/GPT installations, which is corroborated by the BIOS boot partition link itself. Furthermore, I believe BIOS/MBR installations do not requore the bootable flag to be set at all for grub to do its job.

If there are no objections, I will clarify both this and the BIOS boot partition article to make this more obvious to Arch users.

—This unsigned comment is by Wheatgold (talk) 16:56, 8 September 2020 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Correct, the tip applies to BIOS/GPT only. You can change it to "..when installing GRUB to a GPT partitioned disk".
About the bootable flag, GRUB doesn't require it, but other boot loaders that chainload from MBR to VBR (e.g. syslinux) can require it. Also I've heard that some firmwares require the boot flag to be set on any partition to even attempt BIOS booting.
-- nl6720 (talk) 17:23, 8 September 2020 (UTC)