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       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,  FAT32, and reiserfs partitions.  It can create, resize and
       move Macintosh HFS partitions, as well as detect jfs,  ntfs,  ufs,  and
       xfs  partitions.   It  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
              prompt the user where necessary.

       -s, --script
              never prompt the user.

       -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  "fat16",  "fat32",   "ext2",   "linux-swap"   or

              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).   fs-type  can  be  one  of "fat16", "fat32",
                     "ext2", "HFS", "linux-swap", "NTFS", "reiserfs" or "ufs".
                     part-type  should  be  one  of  "primary",  "logical"  or

              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

              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


       Report bugs to <>


       fdisk(8),  mkfs(8),  The  parted  program  is  fully  documented in the
       info(1) format GNU partitioning software manual.


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