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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  <>  and