GNU Parted - a partition manipulation program


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


   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.


   -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.

                 Align partitions to cylinders.

                 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.

                 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.


          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.

                 Display version information and a copyright message.


   Report bugs to <>


   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.


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


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