parted


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Section: GNU Parted Manual (8)
Updated: 25 Apr, 2001
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NAME

GNU Parted - a partition manipulation program  

SYNOPSIS

parted [options] [device [command [options]]]  

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the parted command. Complete documentation is distributed with the package.

parted is a disk partitioning and partition resizing program. It allows you to create, destroy, resize, move and copy ext2, FAT and FAT32 partitions. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganising disk usage, and copying data to new hard disks.  

OPTIONS

-h, --help
displays a help message
-i, --interactive
where necessary, prompts for user intervention
-s, --script
never prompts for user intervention
-v, --version
displays the version
 

COMMANDS

[device]
The block device to partition.
[command [options]]
Specifies a command to parted. If no command is given, parted will give you a command prompt. Commands are:
check partition
does a simple check on partition
cp [source-device] source dest
copies the source partition's filesystem on source-device (or the current device if no other device was specified) to the dest partition on the current device
help [command]
prints general help, or help on command if specified
mklabel label-type
creates a new disklabel (partition table). For label-type, currently only "msdos" is supported
mkfs partition fs-type
make a filesystem fs-type on partition. fs-type can be one of "FAT", "ext2" or "linux-swap"
mklabel label-type
Creates a new disklabel of type label-type on the current device. label-type should be one of "bsd", "loop", "mac", "msdos", "pc98" or "sun"
mkpart part-type [fs-type] start end
make a part-type partition with filesystem fs-type (if specified), beginning at start and ending at end (in megabytes). part-type should be one of "primary", "logical" or "extended"
mkpartfs part-type fs-type start end
make a part-type partition with filesystem fs-type beginning at start and ending at end (in megabytes)
move partition start end
move partition to start at start and end at end. Note: move never changes the minor number
name partition name
set the name of partition to name. This option works only on Mac and PC98 disklabels. The name can be placed in quotes, if necessary
print
displays the partition table
quit
exits parted
resize partition start end
resize the filesystem on partition to start at start and end at end megabytes
rm partition
deletes partition
select device
choose device as the current device to edit. device should usually be a Linux hard disk device, but it can be a partition, software raid device or a LVM logical volume if that is necessary
set partition flag state
change the state of the flag on partition to state. Flags supported are: "boot", "root", "swap", "hidden", "raid", "lvm" and "lba". state should be either "on" or "off"
 

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-parted@gnu.org>  

SEE ALSO

fdisk(8), mkfs(8), USER manual.

 

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Timshel Knoll <timshel@pobox.com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
COMMANDS
REPORTING BUGS
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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