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GUID Partition Table


lets assume that you want to create a new GPT layout on a disk.
From command line you can use gdisk


Create new layout


gdisk /dev/sda
 
o  
Y


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Create a new partition


eg. you need a 5G rootfs partition:


n
[enter]
[enter]
+5G
[enter]


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Create a swap partition


eg. the rest available space is for swap:


n
[enter]
[enter]
[enter]
8200


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Save layout to disk


w
 
Y

Verify your changes


gdisk -l /dev/sda


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