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addpart

NAME

addpart - simple wrapper around the "add partition" ioctl

SYNOPSIS

addpart device partition start length

DESCRIPTION

addpart is a program that informs the Linux kernel of new partition. This command doesn't manipulate with partitions on hard drive.

PARAMETERS

I device
Specify the disk device.
I partition
Specify the partition number.
I start
Specify the begin of the partition (in bytes).
I length
Specify the length of the partition (in bytes).

SEE ALSO

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

AVAILABILITY

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