Partition table

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The terms partition table and partition map are most commonly associated with the MBR partition table of a Master Boot Record (MBR) in IBM PC compatibles, but it may be used generically to refer to other "formats" that divide a disk drive into partitions, such as: GUID Partition Table (GPT), Apple partition map (APM),[1] or BSD disklabel.[2]

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  1. ^ The pdisk utility for Apple Partition Maps is described as an Apple partition table editor in its man page [1].
  2. ^ The Solaris documentation on disklabels [2] uses the term "partition table".