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Old 05-09-2015, 09:09 PM   #16
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If you have a system installed on the hard drive and want to format or change a partition on a flash drive, then yes you can download gparted either through the software Center or whatever it is called in Xubuntu or by: sudo apt-get install gparted. You can't use it to make change on the installed system but on a flash drive it should not be a problem.
 
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Thanks rokytnji. That helps a lot.
 
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If you have a system installed on the hard drive and want to format or change a partition on a flash drive, then yes you can download gparted either through the software Center or whatever it is called in Xubuntu or by: sudo apt-get install gparted. You can't use it to make change on the installed system but on a flash drive it should not be a problem.
Thanks yancek. I'm getting the feeling though that gparted is more powerful and more for people who know what they're doing and for more difficult tasks (dual-booting) than the simple partitioning of a flash drive, which it seems to me "Disk Utility" would be easier to use for.
 
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" ...nobody liked "Disks"? "


Maybe most of us have used Gparted for decades and disks seems rather new to us.
 
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" ...nobody liked "Disks"? "


Maybe most of us have used Gparted for decades and disks seems rather new to us.
I think I'm going to try it (Gparted). Like there are some tutorials about Disks but they are all old. And there's very little help on Disks itself (you know, how some software helps you a lot when you hover the cursor over things). I'm sure it's awesome for people with more of a technical background. But for me it's a crapshoot.
 
  


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