parted - disk partition manipulator

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name parted
Package version 2.3
Package release 12
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 267 B
Download size 154.41 KB
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GNU Parted is a program that allows you to create, destroy, resize,
move, and copy disk partitions. This is useful for creating space
for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, and copying data
to new hard disks.
This package contains the binary and manual page. Further
documentation is available in parted-doc.
Parted currently supports DOS, Mac, Sun, BSD, GPT, MIPS, and PC98
partitioning formats, as well as a "loop" (raw disk) type which
allows use on RAID/LVM. It can detect and remove ASFS/AFFS/APFS,
Btrfs, ext2/3/4, FAT16/32, HFS, JFS, linux-swap, UFS, XFS, and ZFS
file systems. Parted also has the ability to create and modify file
systems of some of these types, but using it to perform file system
operations is now deprecated.
The nature of this software means that any bugs could cause massive
data loss. While there are no such bugs known at the moment, they
could exist, so please back up all important files before running
it, and do so at your own risk.


Package Version Architecture Repository
parted_2.3-12_i386.deb 2.3 i386 Debian Main
parted - - -


Name Value
libblkid1 >= 2.16
libc6 >= 2.11
libdevmapper1.02.1 >= 2:1.02.20
libparted0debian1 >= 2.2-1
libreadline6 >= 6.0
libtinfo5 -
libuuid1 >= 2.16


Name Value
fsresize -
parted1.6 -


Name Value
fsresize -
parted1.6 -


Type URL
Binary Package parted_2.3-12_amd64.deb
Source Package parted

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install parted deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install parted




2013-01-07 - Colin Watson <>
parted (2.3-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Breaks: python-parted (<< 3.6-5); previous versions were broken by the
PED_PARTITION_LAST_FLAG change in 2.3-11.1 (closes: #697588).
2013-01-01 - Christian Perrier <>
parted (2.3-11.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Cherry-pick upstream patches to fix the handling of GPT partition
flags when modifying a GPT. This, most particularly fixes the
handling of 'legagy BIOS bootable'. 
Thanks to Jérémy Bobbio for providing the patch and analysis.
Closes: #673042
2012-09-13 - Miquel van Smoorenburg <>
parted (2.3-11) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload to fix partitioned md devices (bug #684713)
* backport md-partitions.patch: libparted/arch/linux.c
(_device_get_partition_range): Use /sys/block/DEV/ext_range instead
of range sysfs file.
2012-06-27 - Colin Watson <>
parted (2.3-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Acknowledge NMUs with thanks (closes: #676593).
* Back out non-registered-device.diff, which had already been applied
upstream in 2.3.
* Rearrange patch ordering slightly.
* Update debian/watch for upstream switch to .tar.xz.
* Use dpkg-buildflags to enable hardening options.
* Build with V=1 so that tools such as blhc can scan more effectively for
missing build flags.
* Remove Sven Luther from Uploaders with thanks for his past contributions
(closes: #677756).
* Revert ABI symbols change from 2.3-9.2, since whatever prompted that
change seems to have changed back (closes: #678788).
2012-06-08 - Samuel Thibault <>
parted (2.3-9.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add partition table re-read on hurd-i386 (Closes: #669936).
* Backport gnulib fix for set but not used variables (Closes: #676590).
* Update ABI symbol list (Closes: #676591).
2012-04-09 - Robert Millan <>
parted (2.3-9.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* kfreebsd_lvm.patch: Support LVM on GNU/kFreeBSD.  (Closes: #644825)
* hurd-partition-path.patch: Fix wrong path for GNU/Hurd partitions,
patch from Jeremie Koenig.  (Closes: #586696)
* non-registered-device.diff: Fix NULL dereference condition, patch
from Jeremie Koenig.  (Closes: #586682)
2012-03-31 - Colin Watson <>
parted (2.3-9) unstable; urgency=low
[ Colin Watson ]
* Add build-arch and build-indep targets to debian/rules.
[ Svante Signell ]
* Avoid building debian/rules targets more than once (closes: #649741).
2011-07-30 - Colin Watson <>
parted (2.3-8) unstable; urgency=low
[ Robert Millan ]
* Add detection of ZFS volumes (closes: #635384).
* Add detection of GEOM encryption devices (closes: #635393).
2011-07-17 - Colin Watson <>
parted (2.3-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Use [linux-any] in debian/control rather than [!hurd-i386 !kfreebsd-i386
* Remove from libparted0-dev.
* Convert to multiarch.
2011-06-15 - Colin Watson <>
parted (2.3-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Backport from upstream:
- Accommodate two-component Linux version numbers like 3.0
(LP: #796865).
* Rewrite package descriptions and add a Homepage field (thanks, Justin B
Rye; closes: #615124).

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