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Old 06-21-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
Gustavo AzDbn
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gparted - how to get it, alternatives?


Hello Debian Community,

I wish to get gparted to run from a separate CD to tweak some partitions.

1. Where do I get it? I will use Synaptic Package Manager to get gparted installed in my PC, but am not sure of a legitimate source to put on the CD.
2. Do you recommend something else besides gparted?

To give you an idea of my mission, it is to tweak tighter a /dev/sda7 by 2-4 GB, and then extend neighborly /dev/sda6/ by the same amount. Should be a breeze, right?

Thanks.

SEE SOLUTION BELOW IN ANOTHER POST BY ME.

Last edited by Gustavo AzDbn; 06-22-2014 at 03:18 PM.
 
Old 06-21-2014, 01:05 PM   #2
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Do not install gparted on the pc and then try to edit your partitions. Partition editors should not be used on mounted partitions. You risk destroying your installed OS.

Go the distrowatch.com and download gparted livecd (#78 this morning on the list on the right hand side of the distrowatch screen).

Burn it to cd, then boot the cd to use gparted on your UNMOUNTED partitions.
 
Old 06-21-2014, 01:18 PM   #3
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Right, I am burning the .iso as we speak, from this link:

http://gparted.org/livecd.php

UPDATE: It worked and performed well. Gparted appears to be a good product.

Interested users can refer to this how-to also:

http://gparted.org/display-doc.php?n...een-partitions

PS: I encountered mention of other alternatives during my search, but none mentioned as being markedly preferable over gparted.

Last edited by Gustavo AzDbn; 06-22-2014 at 03:19 PM.
 
Old 06-21-2014, 01:50 PM   #4
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I use gparted quite a lot, along with testdisk to fix windows boxes (yeah people pay for those to be fixed )

I boot a livedvd ( debian )
Get a root terminal and
Code:
apt-get update && apt-get install gparted
Obviously, need network connection.
 
Old 06-21-2014, 04:45 PM   #5
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Almost every live cd/dvd/usb has it. In almost all cases a live boot can usually use the software manager to install (temporarily) an app like gparted.
 
  


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