addpart

tell the kernel about the existence of a partition

TLDR

Tell the kernel about the existence of the specified partition

$ addpart [device] [partition] [start] [length]
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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).

-h, --help

Display help text and exit.

-V, --version

Print version and exit.

REPORTING BUGS

For bug reports, use the issue tracker at <https://github.com/util-linux/util-linux/issues>.

AVAILABILITY

The addpart command is part of the util-linux package which can be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive <https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/>.

SEE ALSO

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

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