How to Use fdisk to Manage Partitions on Linux.
For computer file systems, fdisk is a command-line utility that provides disk partitioning functions. In versions of the Windows NT operating system line from Windows 2000 onwards, fdisk is replaced by a more advanced tool called diskpart. Similar utilities exist for Unix-like systems.
There are 10 fdisk Commands to Manage Linux Disk Partitions:
1. View all Disk Partitions in Linux
Use this command to check all:
sudo fdisk -l
2. View Specific Disk Partition in Linux
Use this command to check only one:
fdisk -l /dev/sda
3. Check all Available fdisk Commands
This command helps you to use fdisk:
Enter “m” for help.
4. Print all Partition Table in Linux
Use this commands and after enter “p” in shell:
5. How to Delete a Partition in Linux
Use this command:
When asked for command, enter “d”
After, enter partition number that you want to delete.
6. How to Create a New Partition in Linux
Use this command:
When asked for command, enter “n”
After, enter “e” for extended partition and “p” for the primary partition.
Next, enter the size of the partition.
To save it, enter “w”.
7. How to Format a Partition in Linux
To format any partition, enter this command:
Note: change /dev/sda3 with the disk location that you want to format.
8. How to Check Size of a Partition in Linux
Use this command to view size of a partition:
fdisk -s /dev/sda3
9. How to Fix Partition Table Order
Use this command to fix:
Enter “f” in command, to fix it.
And enter “w” in command, to save it.
10. How to Disable Boot Flag (*) of a Partition
Use this command to Disable boot flag:
Enter “p” command to view the current partition.
Next, enter “a” to disable flag.
Then enter a number of the partition.
You have successfully learned How to Use Fdisk to Manage Partitions on Linux.