Manual Reference Pages  - ADDPART (8)

NAME

addpart - simple wrapper around the "add partition" ioctl

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Parameters
See Also
Availability

SYNOPSIS

addpart device partition start length

DESCRIPTION

addpart is a program that informs the Linux kernel of new partition.

This command doesn’t manipulate partitions on hard drive.

PARAMETERS

device Specify the disk device.
partition
  Specify the partition number.
start Specify the begin of the partition (in 512-byte sectors).
length Specify the length of the partition (in 512-byte sectors).

SEE ALSO

delpart(8), fdisk(8), parted(8), partprobe(8), partx(8)

AVAILABILITY

The addpart command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.


util-linux ADDPART (8) January 2007
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