These commands won't work:

fdisk -l      #outputs nothing...
su; fdisk -l  #nothing..
sudo fdisk -l #sudo not found...
parted -l     #parted not found...

Is there any app that shows that easly?


For now I had to attach the sdcard to PC and let Linux mount it, I found the partition was ext3 and not ext2 that I thought! All I read says partition must be mounted to know its type. I think we must create a path and mount it with automatic detection and see mount output to know the partition type.


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Have you got the file command available? This question on SuperUser says that's the way to go.

  • very interesting, on my PC, this command: sudo file -Ls /dev/sda4; shows, without mounting, that the filesystem is ext4! but file command isnt available on my android :(, I have busybox, but no file command was found :( Commented Apr 20, 2013 at 23:25
  • mmm, seems we can have the file command: forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=25264786, I just dont know if it will work on my android kernel Commented Apr 20, 2013 at 23:31

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