Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
kpartx - Create device maps from partition tables.
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 deletion.
Add partition mappings.
Delete partition mappings.
Update partition mappings.
List partition mappings that would be added -a.
Read-only partition mappings.
Set device name-partition number delimiter.
Force creation of mappings; overrides 'no_partitions' feature.
Force GUID partition table (GPT).
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:
add map loop1p1 (254:4): 0 409597 linear 7:1 3
The loop1p1 is the name of a device file under /dev/mapper which you
can use to access the partition, for example to fsck it:
When you're done, you need to remove the devices:
kpartx -d disk.img
This man page was assembled By Patrick Caulfield for the Debian project.
multipath-tools was developed by Christophe Varoqui <firstname.lastname@example.org>