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parted



SYNOPSIS

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


DESCRIPTION

       This  manual  page  documents  briefly the parted command.
       Complete documentation is distributed with the package  in
       GNU Info format; see below.

       parted  is a disk partitioning and partition resizing pro­
       gram.  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  sys­
       tems,  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. Com­
              mands 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 par­
                     tition 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-
                     "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 num­
                     ber

              name partition name
                     set  the  name  of  partition  to name. This
                     option works only on Mac  and  PC98  diskla­
                     bels.  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), 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
  




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