Just some quickies for today.
Copy a partition table from one disk to another
# sfdisk -d /dev/sda | sfdisk /dev/sdb
# sfdisk -d /dev/sdc > partition_table.out # cat partition_table.out | sfdisk /dev/sdc
Get the size of a disk
# /sbin/sfdisk -s /dev/sdf
And finally the coolest part.
Partition a disk for linux without specifying a size (making 1 big partition).
# echo L | sfdisk /dev/sdf
You can do something similar to make multiple partitions but I'll leave that up to you and some googling.
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