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I want to list the partitions on my phone - system, boot, recovery etc. What terminal command should I use? The mount command just lists mount points.

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Use one of those:
cat /proc/mounts
# free disk space of mounted fs'
# this shows you available devices
cat /proc/partitions

ps: Lines containing asec are moved-to-sdcard apps (it's each an encrypted volume per app for security reasons)

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Well, that lists only partitions currently mounted – in normal mode: /system, /cache, and /data. But not e.g. /recovery, as that's not mounted in normal mode. Once upon a time, cat /proc/mtd got you a full list – but trying that on my devices with Android 4.1 yields an empty list only... cat /proc/partitions indeed lists all of them – but gives no indication of what's what :( – Izzy Dec 23 '14 at 21:19

You can see names and partitions at same time.

If you have an eMMC internal storage :

ls -l /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/

or for me :

ls -l /dev/block/platform/7824900.sdhci/by-name

It depends of your phone storage. So you can try to know in which folder you have to search.

ls /dev/block/platform/

Last way to know it, if you have the parted utility, just use :

parted /dev/block/platform/

My output :

DDR -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p4
 aboot -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p7
 boot -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p18
 cache -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p21
 cust -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p20
 fsc -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p14
 fsg -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p13
 hyp -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p2
 log -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p16
 misc -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p22
 modem -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p12
 modemst1 -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p10
 modemst2 -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p11
 oeminfo -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p9
 pad -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p8
 persist -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p17
 recovery -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p19
 rpm -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p5
 sbl1 -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p1
 sec -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p3
 ssd -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p15
 system -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p23
 tz -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p6
 userdata -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p24
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