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Old 10-16-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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Disk partition manager in Ubuntu


Hello all;

I am just moving from Mandriva to Ubuntu. Ubuntu is great but I still do not find certain things....

In Madriva you had a graphic application that allowed you to perform operations in the hard disks, such as erase and make new partitions, mount the partitios, and so on.
Is there any application similar in Ubuntu? How can I manage in Ubuntu the hard disk partitions ?
It is possible to resize a partition without losing the data in it? (for example make the root hard disk partion bigger, without formatting it and mantaining the operatinf system).

Thank you all very much in advance,

Regards,

Alberto
 
Old 10-16-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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Hi, gparted is the software you're looking for (you might find it under GNOME partition editor). Another way is using the "parted" command line tool.
 
Old 10-18-2008, 01:43 AM   #3
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It is possible to resize a partition without losing the data in it? (for example make the root hard disk partion bigger, without formatting it and mantaining the operatinf system).
Yes, any file system format should be able to grow (and some can even shrink). However, this type of operation is never 100% safe so you should make some kind of back-up first unless you really can't be bothered.
 
Old 04-17-2011, 11:42 AM   #4
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in ubuntu 10.10 u can try System->administration->disk utility
 
Old 04-18-2011, 03:32 AM   #5
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It is possible to resize a partition without losing the data in it? (for example make the root hard disk partion bigger, without formatting it and mantaining the operatinf system).
You can not resize partitions while they are mounted. If you want to resize the root partition, you will have to do that with the GParted utility from the Ubuntu live CD.
Another excellent option is to use a Parted Magic live CD to resize and manage the hard drive partitions: http://partedmagic.com/doku.php
I have used Parted Magic to resize partitions and it works very well in my experience.
 
  


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