addpart(8) — Linux manual page


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

           The disk device.

           The partition number.

           The beginning of the partition (in 512-byte sectors).

           The length of the partition (in 512-byte sectors).

SEE ALSO         top

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

REPORTING BUGS         top

       For bug reports, use the issue tracker at

AVAILABILITY         top

       The addpart command is part of the util-linux package which can
       be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive
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util-linux 2.37.85-637cc       2021-04-02                     ADDPART(8)

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