PARTED(8)                      GNU Parted Manual                     PARTED(8)
NAME
       GNU Parted - a partition manipulation program

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

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual page documents briefly the parted command.  Complete docu-
       mentation is distributed with the  package  in  GNU  Info  format;  see
       below.

       parted  is  a  disk  partitioning  and  partition resizing program.  It
       allows you to create, destroy, resize, move and copy ext2, ext3, linux-
       swap,  FAT,  FAT32, and reiserfs partitions.  It can create, resize and
       move Macintosh HFS partitions, as well as detect jfs,  ntfs,  ufs,  and
       xfs partitions.  It is useful for creating space for new operating sys-
       tems, reorganising disk usage, and copying data to new hard disks.

OPTIONS
       -h, --help
              displays a help message.

       -i, --interactive
              prompts for user intervention.

       -s, --script
              never prompt the user.

       -v, --version
              displays the version.

COMMANDS
       [device]
              The block device to partition.

       [command [options]]
              Specifies a command to parted. If no command  is  given,  parted
              will give you a command prompt. Commands are:

              check partition
                     does a simple check on partition.

              cp [source-device] source dest
                     copies the source partition's filesystem on source-device
                     (or the current device if no other device was  specified)
                     to the dest partition on the current device.

              help [command]
                     prints general help, or help on command if specified.

              mkfs partition fs-type
                     make  a  filesystem  fs-type on partition. fs-type can be
                     one of "fat16", "fat32", "ext2", "linux-swap"  or  "reis-
                     erfs".

              mklabel label-type
                     Creates  a new disklabel (partition table) of label-type.
                     label-type should be one of "bsd", "dvh", "gpt",  "loop",
                     "mac", "msdos", "pc98" or "sun".

              mkpart part-type [fs-type] start end
                     make  a  part-type  partition with filesystem fs-type (if
                     specified), beginning at start  and  ending  at  end  (in
                     megabytes).   fs-type  can  be  one  of "fat16", "fat32",
                     "ext2", "HFS", "linux-swap", "NTFS", "reiserfs" or "ufs".
                     part-type  should  be  one  of  "primary",  "logical"  or
                     "extended"

              mkpartfs part-type fs-type start end
                     make a part-type partition with filesystem fs-type begin-
                     ning at start and ending at end (in megabytes)

              move partition start end
                     move  partition  to  start at start and end at end. Note:
                     move never changes the minor number

              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  displays the partition table

              quit   exits parted

              resize partition start end
                     resize the filesystem on partition to start at start  and
                     end at end megabytes

              rm partition
                     deletes 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 a LVM logical volume
                     if that is necessary

              set partition flag state
                     change the state of the flag on partition to state. Flags
                     supported  are:  "boot"(Mac,  MS-DOS, PC98), "root"(Mac),
                     "swap"(Mac),  "hidden"(MS-DOS,   PC98),   "raid"(MS-DOS),
                     "lvm"(MS-DOS),  "lba"(MS-DOS)  and "palo"(MS-DOS).  state
                     should be either "on" or "off"

KNOWN ISSUES
       ext3 filesystem resizing, copying and creating do not  currently  work,
       please use tools like resize2fs(8) and mke2fs(8) instead.

       Resizing  partitions  with  an  ext3 filesystem will not generally work
       because of the above issue.  Use resize2fs(8) to resize the  filesystem
       and  resize  the  partition  manually using fdisk(8) or a similar tool.
       For LVM situations, you will need to use the LVM commands to resize the
       LVM elements.

       Parted  also  missbehaves  when certian type of arguments are used.  If
       the syntax used to describe offsets from the end '-1s' is used  in  the
       command  line,  '--'  must  be  used after OPTIONS so as not to confuse
       getopt.  Eg: parted -s /dev/sdb -- mklabel gpt mkpart primary  ext2  1s
       -1s

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-parted@gnu.org>

SEE ALSO
       fdisk(8),  mkfs(8),  The  parted  program  is  fully  documented in the
       info(1) format GNU partitioning software manual.

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

parted                           18 Mar, 2002                        PARTED(8)