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kpartx - Create device maps from partition tables.
kpartx [-a|-d|-u|-l] [-r] [-p] [-f] [-g] [-s|-n] [-v] wholedisk
This tool, derived from util-linux' partx, reads partition tables on specified device and create device maps over partitions segments detected. It is called from hotplug upon device maps creation and deletion.
-a Add partition mappings. -d Delete partition mappings. -u Update partition mappings. -l List partition mappings that would be added -a. -r Read-only partition mappings. -p Set device name-partition number delimiter. -f Force creation of mappings; overrides 'no_partitions' feature. -g Force GUID partition table (GPT). -s Sync mode (Default). Don't return until the partitions are created. -n Nosync mode. Return before the partitions are created. -v Operate verbosely.
To mount all the partitions in a raw disk image: kpartx -av disk.img This will output lines such as: add map loop1p1 (254:4): 0 409597 linear 7:1 3 The loop1p1 is the name of a device file under /dev/mapper which you can use to access the partition, for example to fsck it: fsck /dev/mapper/loop1p1 When you're done, you need to remove the devices: kpartx -d disk.img
multipath(8) multipathd(8) hotplug(8)
This man page was assembled By Patrick Caulfield for the Debian project. multipath-tools was developed by Christophe Varoqui <email@example.com> and others.