How to Delete Partitions in Linux [Beginner’s Guide]

Managing partitions is serious business especially when you have to remove them. I find myself doing this frequently especially after using thumb drives as live disks and Linux installers because they create several partitions that I wont need afterwards.

In this tutorial I will show you how to remove partitions in Linux using both command line and GUI tools.

You delete the partition you lose your data. Whenever you are playing with partitions make sure backup your data. A slight typo or slip of finger could prove costly. Dont say we didnt warn you.

As a desktop Linux user you probably will be more comfortable and perhaps safer with a GUI-based tool.

There are several tools that let you manage partitions on Linux. Depending on your distribution you will have one or even more such tool already installed on your system.


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