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SYNOPSIS

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


DESCRIPTION

       parted  is a program to manipulate disk partitions.  It supports multi-
       ple 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.

                     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).   fs-type can be one of "btrfs",
                     "ext2", "ext3", "ext4", "fat16", "fat32", "hfs",  "hfs+",
                     "linux-swap",  "ntfs",  "reiserfs",  or "xfs".  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.

              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 vol-
                     ume if necessary.

              set partition flag state
                     Change the state of the flag on partition to state.  Sup-
                     ported  flags  are:  "boot",  "root",  "swap",  "hidden",
                     "raid", "lvm", "lba", "legacy_boot"  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

       info(1) format GNU partitioning software manual.


AUTHOR

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


parted 2007 March 29 PARTED(8)



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