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Old 12-01-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
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partition tool for linux

does anyone know of a partition tool for linux? or an open source program? I've heard a lot of people mention it and it has two things against it i don't like. One for windows and two for money.
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cfdisk is the easiest IMHO.


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diskdrake is excellent IMO. It is Open-Source, and available in RPM format from any Mandrake repository ( for example).

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If you're trying to partition the only HD in the system, it's useful to have a boot CD with some of these tools available. I use knoppix personally. I think it has all the options anonobomber above mentioned. DSmall probably has some too (haven't used it). I expect most of the live CD's will have something.

QTParted is graphical (kinda like partition magic); fdisk, cfdisk, and (I think) parted are all text based. I haven't used drakedisk, but I have heard others pleased with it.
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