addpart man page

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 ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/ut….

Referenced By

delpart(8), partx(8), resizepart(8).

January 2015 util-linux System Administration