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ADDPART(8)                                                          ADDPART(8)



NAME
       addpart - simple wrapper around the "add partition" ioctl

SYNOPSIS
       addpart device partition start length

DESCRIPTION
       addpart is a program that informs the Linux kernel of new partition.

       This command doesn't manipulate with partitions on hard drive.


PARAMETERS
       device Specify the disk device.

       partition
              Specify the partition number.

       start  Specify the begin of the partition (in 512-byte sectors).

       length Specify 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-ng  package  and  is  available  from  ftp://ftp.ker-
       nel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.



                                  11 Jan 2007                       ADDPART(8)