kpartx - Create device maps from partition tables


   kpartx [-a | -d | -l] [-v] wholedisk


   This  tool,  derived  from util-linux' partx, reads partition tables on
   specified device  and  create  device  maps  over  partitions  segments
   detected.  It  is  called  from  hotplug  upon device maps creation and


   -a     Add partition mappings

   -r     Read-only partition mappings

   -d     Delete partition mappings

   -u     Update partition mappings

   -l     List partition mappings that would be added -a

   -p     set device name-partition number delimiter

   -f     force creation of mappings; overrides 'no_partitions' feature

   -g     force GUID partition table (GPT)

   -v     Operate verbosely

   -s     Sync mode. Don't return until the partitions are created


   To mount all the partitions in a raw disk image:

          kpartx -av disk.img

   This will output lines such as:

          loop3p1 : 0 20964762 /dev/loop3 63

   The loop3p1 is the name of a device file under  /dev/mapper  which  you
   can use to access the partition, for example to fsck it:

          fsck /dev/mapper/loop3p1

   When you're done, you need to remove the devices:

          kpartx -d disk.img


   multipath(8) multipathd(8) hotplug(8)


   This  man  page  was  assembled  By  Patrick  Caulfield  for the Debian
   project. From documentation provided by the multipath author Christophe
   Varoqui, <> and others.

                               July 2006                         KPARTX(8)


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