Here are some command commands I use with parted
Print partition layout in sectors then in MiB
parted /dev/sda unit s print parted /dev/sda unit MiB print
Command to tell the kernel of the changes you have done to the partition table
# notify kernel of new partitions partprobe /dev/$part_or_disk # notify kernel of new system partitions partx -v -a $hddDrive # let the kernel know about the removal of partitions partx -d --nr $partNum /dev/sda ls /dev/sda* to ensure that everything mounted properly. cat /proc/partitions to ensure all your partitions you requeted for change are there.
Some cool range stuff with partx:
partx -d --nr :-1 /dev/sddRemoves the last partition on /dev/sdd.
-n, --nr M:N Specify the range of partitions. For backward compatibility also the format M-N is supported. The range may contain negative numbers, for example --nr :-1 means the last partition, and --nr -2:-1 means the last two partitions. Supported range specifications are: M Specifies just one partition (e.g. --nr 3). M: Specifies lower limit only (e.g. --nr 2:). :N Specifies upper limit only (e.g. --nr :4). M:N or, M-NS pecifies lower and upper limits (e.g. --nr 2:4).