ADDPART(8)                  System Administration                 ADDPART(8)

NAME         top

       addpart - tell the kernel about the existence of a partition

SYNOPSIS         top

       addpart device partition start length

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

       device The disk device.

              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         top

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

AVAILABILITY         top

       The addpart command is part of the util-linux package and is
       available from

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util-linux                      January 2015                      ADDPART(8)

Pages that refer to this page: delpart(8)partx(8)resizepart(8)