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Old 08-24-2014, 06:01 AM   #1
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how to start gparted?


I'm using centos 6.5 64 bit and I discovered by trial and error that yum install gparted installs a rather weak version of garted (v0.3...), it can do sod-all with a difficult drive, however version 0.19 (from the live cd) works much better, so I downloaded and installed the source code for gparted 0.19 but I can't work out how to start gparted in centos 6. I've tried so far:

# gparted
-bash: gparted: command not found

# /etc/init.d/gparted start
-bash: /etc/init.d/gparted: No such file or directory

# /usr/bin/gparted
-bash: /usr/bin/gparted: No such file or directory

# /usr/sbin/gparted
-bash: /usr/sbin/gparted: No such file or directory

the gparted manual says is should start from the command 'gparted' but it doesn't work for me. Any ideas?

Last edited by tonj; 08-24-2014 at 06:04 AM.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 07:46 AM   #2
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If you have the version you want on a Live CD, use that. Have you compiled the source code after downloading it?
 
Old 08-24-2014, 07:49 AM   #3
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Gparted is of little use when installed into your OS.

The safe choice is to use the Gparted live CD :
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=08535
. http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
 
Old 08-24-2014, 08:17 AM   #4
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thanks, I figured the same (eventually) so now I run the gparted live iso in vmware and all is good.
 
  


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