Introduction to parted

The Parted package is a disk partitioning and partition resizing tool.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

Parted Dependencies


User Notes:

Installation of parted

Install Parted by running the following commands:

sed -i parted/ui.c \
    -e "s:(CPPFunction\*) complete:(rl_completion_func_t\*) complete:" &&
./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&
make &&

make -C doc html                                       &&
makeinfo --html      -o doc/html       doc/parted.texi &&
makeinfo --plaintext -o doc/parted.txt doc/parted.texi

If you have texlive-20130530 installed and wish to create PDF and Postcript documentation issue the following commands:

texi2pdf             -o doc/parted.pdf doc/parted.texi &&
texi2dvi             -o doc/parted.dvi doc/parted.texi &&
dvips                -o doc/  doc/parted.dvi

To test the results, issue: make check. Note that many tests are skipped if not run as the root user.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/parted-3.1/html &&
install -v -m644    doc/html/* \
                    /usr/share/doc/parted-3.1/html &&
install -v -m644    doc/{FAT,API,parted.{txt,html}} \

Install the optional PDF and Postscript documentation by issuing the following command as the root user:

install -v -m644 doc/FAT doc/API doc/parted.{pdf,ps,dvi} \

Command Explanations

sed -i parted/ui.c ...: This sed fixes building with Readline 6.x (x>2).

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--disable-device-mapper: This option disables device mapper support. Add this parameter if you have not installed LVM2.


Installed Programs: parted and partprobe
Installed Library:
Installed Directory: /usr/include/parted

Short Descriptions


is a partition manipulation program.


informs the OS of partition table changes.

contains the Parted API functions.

Last updated on 2014-03-19 22:51:57 +0000