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NAME

       GNU Parted - a partition manipulation program

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       parted  is  a program to manipulate disk partitions.  It supports multiple partition table
       formats, including MS-DOS and GPT.  It is useful for  creating  space  for  new  operating
       systems, reorganising disk usage, and copying data to new hard disks.

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

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
              displays a help message

       -l, --list
              lists partition layout on all block devices

       -m, --machine
              displays machine parseable output

       -s, --script
              never prompts for user intervention

       -v, --version
              displays the version

       -a alignment-type, --align alignment-type
              Set alignment for newly created partitions, valid alignment types are:

              none   Use the minimum alignment allowed by the disk type.

              cylinder
                     Align partitions to cylinders.

              minimal
                     Use minimum alignment as given by the disk topology  information.  This  and
                     the  opt value will use layout information provided by the disk to align the
                     logical partition table addresses to actual physical blocks  on  the  disks.
                     The  min  value  is  the  minimum  alignment  needed  to align the partition
                     properly to physical blocks, which avoids performance degradation.

              optimal
                     Use optimum alignment as given by the disk topology information. This aligns
                     to  a  multiple  of the physical block size in a way that guarantees optimal
                     performance.

COMMANDS

       [device]
              The block device to be used.  When none is given, parted will use the  first  block
              device it finds.

       [command [options]]
              Specifies  the command to be executed.  If no command is given, parted will present
              a command prompt.  Possible commands are:

              help [command]
                     Print general help, or help on command if specified.

              align-check type partition
                     Check if partition satisfies the alignment constraint of type.  type must be
                     "minimal" or "optimal".

              mklabel label-type
                     Create  a  new disklabel (partition table) of label-type.  label-type should
                     be one of "aix", "amiga",  "bsd",  "dvh",  "gpt",  "loop",  "mac",  "msdos",
                     "pc98", or "sun".

              mkpart part-type [fs-type] start end
                     Make  a part-type partition for filesystem fs-type (if specified), beginning
                     at start and ending at end (by default in megabytes).  part-type  should  be
                     one of "primary", "logical", or "extended".

              name partition name
                     Set  the name of partition to name. This option works only on Mac, PC98, and
                     GPT disklabels. The name can be placed in quotes, if necessary.

              print  Display the partition table.

              quit   Exit from parted.

              rescue start end
                     Rescue a lost partition that was located somewhere between  start  and  end.
                     If  a partition is found, parted will ask if you want to create an entry for
                     it in the partition table.

              resizepart partition end
                     Change the end position of partition.  Note that this does  not  modify  any
                     filesystem present in the partition.

              rm partition
                     Delete 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
                     an LVM logical volume if necessary.

              set partition flag state
                     Change  the  state  of the flag on partition to state.  Supported flags are:
                     "boot", "root",  "swap",  "hidden",  "raid",  "lvm",  "lba",  "legacy_boot",
                     "irst", "esp" and "palo".  state should be either "on" or "off".

              unit unit
                     Set  unit  as  the  unit to use when displaying locations and sizes, and for
                     interpreting those given by the user when  not  suffixed  with  an  explicit
                     unit.   unit  can  be  one of "s" (sectors), "B" (bytes), "kB", "MB", "MiB",
                     "GB",  "GiB",  "TB",  "TiB",  "%"  (percentage  of   device   size),   "cyl"
                     (cylinders),  "chs" (cylinders, heads, sectors), or "compact" (megabytes for
                     input, and a human-friendly form for output).

              toggle partition flag
                     Toggle the state of flag on partition.

              version
                     Display version information and a copyright message.

REPORTING BUGS

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

SEE ALSO

       fdisk(8), mkfs(8), The parted program is  fully  documented  in  the  info(1)  format  GNU
       partitioning software manual which is distributed with the parted-doc Debian package.

AUTHOR

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