PARTED(8) GNU Parted Manual PARTED(8)
GNU Parted - a partition manipulation program
parted [options] [device [command [options...]...]]
This manual page documents briefly the parted command. Complete docu-
mentation is distributed with the parted-doc Debian 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
displays a help message.
prompt the user where necessary.
never prompt the user.
displays the version.
The block device to partition.
Specifies a command to parted. If no command is given, parted
will give you a command prompt. Commands are:
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.
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".
Creates a new disklabel (partition table) of label-type.
label-type should be one of "bsd", "gpt", "loop", "mac",
"mips", "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
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
Report bugs to <bug-partedATgnu.org>
fdisk(8), mkfs(8), The parted program is documented fully in the GNU
partitioning software manual available via the Info system.
This manual page was written by Timshel Knoll <timshelATdebian.org>, for
the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
parted 18 Mar, 2002 PARTED(8)