GNU Parted - a partition manipulation program
parted [options? [device [[command [[options...?...]]
This manual page documents briefly the parted command. Complete documentation 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 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.
- 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", "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", "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", "lba" and "palo". state should be either "on" or "off"
Report bugs to <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).