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ADDPART

Section: System Administration (8)
Updated: January 2015
Index Return to Main Contents
 

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)  

AVAILABILITY

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


 

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