parted



PARTED(8)                      GNU Parted Manual                     PARTED(8)



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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 docu-
       mentation is distributed with the  package  in  GNU  Info  format;  see
       below.

       parted  is  a  disk  partitioning  and  partition resizing program.  It
       allows you to create, destroy, resize, move and copy ext2, ext3, linux-
       swap,  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.

              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 (partition table) of label-type.
                     label-type should be one of "bsd", "dvh", "gpt",  "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", "logi-
                     cal" or "extended"

              mkpartfs part-type fs-type start end
                     make a part-type partition with filesystem fs-type begin-
                     ning 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", "lba" and "palo".  state should be either "on"  or
                     "off"


REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-parted@gnu.org>


SEE ALSO

       fdisk(8),  mkfs(8),  The  parted program is documented fully in the GNU
       partitioning software manual available via the Info system.


AUTHOR

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



parted                           18 Mar, 2002                        PARTED(8)

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