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GUID Partition Table – parted


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


In the below example disk is 10Gb.


We will create a boot partition 128Mb, a root partition 8Gb and a swap partition with the rest size of the disk.


Select disk


parted
 
select /dev/sda
 
print


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Create new layout


mklabel gpt  
print


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Create Boot Parition


Select mebibyte for start – end size values


unit MiB

create a primary boot partition


mkpart primary ext2 1 129
name 1 bootfs

Make partition, bootable :


set 1 boot on


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Create Root Partition


mkpart primary ext4 129 8321
name 2 rootfs


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Create Swap Partition


give swap partition the rest avaliable size of the disk


mkpart primary linux-swap 8321 -1
name 3 swapfs


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Verify your partition table


gdisk -l /dev/sda


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