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 avail- able from

11 Jan 2007 ADDPART(8)