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NAME

       GNU Parted - a partition manipulation program

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       parted  is  a  disk partitioning and partition resizing program.  It allows you to create,
       destroy, resize, move and copy ext2, 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.

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

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 aligment 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:

              check partition
                     Do a simple check on partition.

              cp [source-device] source dest
                     Copy 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]
                     Print 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 "reiserfs".

              mklabel label-type
                     Create  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 (by default 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 "extended".

              mkpartfs part-type fs-type start end
                     Make  a  part-type  partition with filesystem fs-type beginning at start and
                     ending at end (by default in megabytes).  Using this command is discouraged.
                     Instead use mkpart to create an empty partition, and then use external tools
                     like mke2fs(8) to create the filesystem.

              move partition start end
                     Move partition so that it begins at start and ends 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, 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.

              resize partition start end
                     Resize the filesystem on partition so that it begins at start  and  ends  at
                     end (by default in megabytes).

              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", 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", "GB",
                     "TB", "%" (percentage of device size), "cyl" (cylinders), "chs"  (cylinders,
                     heads,  sectors),  or  "compact"  (megabytes for input, and a human-friendly
                     form for output).

              version
                     Display version information and a copyright message.

KNOWN ISSUES

       ext3 filesystem functionality does not currently work.  To manage  ext3  type  filesystems
       use  tools  like  resize2fs(8)  or  mke2fs(8).   Note  that  the  currently supported ext2
       filesystem will be deprecated once ext3 support is  finalized.   Further  note  that  ext3
       support  will  have  limited  functionality  that  is  yet  to be defined.  Use tools like
       resize2fs(8) and mke2fs(8) to manage these types of filesystems.

       To manually resize an ext3 filesystem and/or a partition  use  resize2fs(8),  fdisk(8)  or
       similar  tools.   For  LVM situations, you will need to use the LVM commands to resize the
       LVM elements.

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).