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Old 02-18-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
Robert.Thompson
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Can I install an alternative to the KDE Partition Manager? If so, which one?


Hello:

I don't think that the KDE Partition Manager works well on my PC. When I have used it, it often says that there was some sort of error; details escape me. But, if I do the exact same thing with Parted Magic Live CD, I get no errors.

May be it is just me.

SlackBuilds has gparted with 6 dependencies. If I use sbopkg, do I select the last dependency first, the second to last dependency second and so on, or does order matter?

Finally, and I am embarrassed to ask this in a Slackware forum but, is there an easier way to get a different partition manager?

Is there a better partition manager?

Thanks,
 
Old 02-18-2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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I use gparted all the time http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

As far as KDE partition manager, try running it from a terminal window and see if you get any output as far as warnings or errors. As look for any logs that might pertain to the program, including /var/log/messages for the heck of it. Doesn't hurt...
 
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:19 AM   #3
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If you don't re-partition often (say, several times everyday), I recommend GParted Live CD/USB.
 
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:29 AM   #4
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remember you can use also some command line magic (article is pretty old but still applies).
 
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:39 PM   #5
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Gparted on the Parted Magic live CD is my favourite... ! Parted Magic has a media player(xmms2) so you can listen to your music while working.
 
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:31 PM   #6
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Thanks to all.

I installed gparted from Slackbuilds and all is OK.

Marking a SOLVED.
 
Old 02-18-2011, 02:50 PM   #7
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Awesome, glad to hear all is well!

Josh
 
  


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