Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Resizing partitions with GParted

GParted stands for Gnome Partition Editor

GParted is an industrial-strength package for creating, destroying, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the filesystems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data residing on hard disks and mirroring one partition with another (disk imaging).


Supported Filesystems

Before using GParted we should check if it supports the filesystems we want to deal with:
Filesystems supported

More info about filesystems from Wikipedia.


Getting GParted

GParted is distributed within three ways, as source code, as live cd or as live usb.

I choose to download and use the live cdrom one: GParted Live CD.

So I download and burn it to a writable cd, and then boot my computer from this cdrom.


NOTE: When booting GParted live cd, my tft screen ends black. To solve that, press ctrl+alt+del. Then at console mode exec #Forcevideo and select a supported vesa video mode for the tft.

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