Since I first posted, I discovered that there is no need for a separate partition in which to put the GParted Live files as a simple directory will do fine.
I also found that I can boot the memtest86+ utility very easily as well.
Here are newer instructions for using GParted Live on an existing Linux system that uses LILO:
- Download the gparted-live...zip file from:
In this case I downloaded gparted-live-0.15.0-1-amd64.zip
- Create a /gparted-live directory:
- Unzip the gparted download file into the /gparted-live directory:
- Edit the /etc/lilo.conf file and add a section for gparted.
Lets assume that the /gparted-live directory resides on the /dev/sda4 partition.
# GParted bootable partition config begins
image = /gparted-live/live/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda4 # make sure this matches the bootfrom= below ...
label = gparted
append = "boot=live config union=aufs noswap noprompt ip=frommedia live-media-path=/gparted-live/live bootfrom=/dev/sda
initrd = /gparted-live/live/initrd.img
# GParted bootable partition config ends
- Optionally add a section for memtest86+
# memtest86+ bootable partition config begins
image = /gparted-live/live/memtest
label = memtest
# memtest86+ bootable partition config ends
- run lilo: