13.3. Removing a Partition
Do not attempt to remove a partition on a device that is in use.
Procedure 13.3. Remove a Partition
- Before removing a partition, do one of the following:
- Boot into rescue mode, or
- Unmount any partitions on the device and turn off any swap space on the device.
- Start the
parted deviceReplace device with the device on which to remove the partition: for example,
- View the current partition table to determine the minor number of the partition to remove:
- Remove the partition with the command
rm. For example, to remove the partition with minor number 3:
rm 3The changes start taking place as soon as you press Enter, so review the command before committing to it.
- After removing the partition, use the
- Exit from the
- Examine the content of the
/proc/partitionsfile to make sure the kernel knows the partition is removed:
- Remove the partition from the
/etc/fstabfile. Find the line that declares the removed partition, and remove it from the file.
- Regenerate mount units so that your system registers the new