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Section: GNU Parted Manual (8)
Updated: 25 Apr, 2001
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NAMEGNU Parted - a partition manipulation program
SYNOPSISparted [options] [device [command [options]]]
DESCRIPTIONThis 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.
- -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
- 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
- displays the partition table
- 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 BUGSReport bugs to <email@example.com>
SEE ALSOfdisk(8), mkfs(8), USER manual.
AUTHORThis manual page was written by Timshel Knoll <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
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