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PARTED(8)		       GNU Parted Manual		     PARTED(8)

       GNU Parted - a partition manipulation program

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

       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.

       -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 "pri‐
		     mary", "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
		     "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.

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

parted				 2007 March 29			     PARTED(8)

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