GNU Parted - a partition manipulation program
[options] [device [command [options...]...]]
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
- Set alignment for newly created partitions, valid alignment
- 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
- 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
- help [command]
- Print general help, or help on command if
- align-check type partition
- Check if partition satisfies the alignment
constraint of type. type must be "minimal" or
- 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
- mkpart part-type [fs-type] start
- 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.
- Display the partition table.
- 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
- 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
- toggle partition flag
- Toggle the state of flag on partition.
- Display version information and a copyright message.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
, 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 <email@example.com>, for
the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).