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ADDPART(8) System Administration ADDPART(8)

NAME

addpart - tell the kernel about the existence of a partition

SYNOPSIS

addpart device partition start length

DESCRIPTION

addpart tells the Linux kernel about the existence of the specified partition. The command is a simple wrapper around the "add partition" ioctl.

This command doesn’t manipulate partitions on a block device.

PARAMETERS

device

The disk device.

partition

The partition number.

start

The beginning of the partition (in 512-byte sectors).

length

The length of the partition (in 512-byte sectors).

SEE ALSO

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

REPORTING BUGS

For bug reports, use the issue tracker at <https://github.com/karelzak/util-linux/issues>.

AVAILABILITY

The addpart command is part of the util-linux package which can be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive <https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/>.

2021-06-02 util-linux 2.37.2