Top 4 Free Linux Partitioning Tools
Disk partitioning is the means of dividing a hard disk drive
into multiple logical storage units referred to as partitions. A
partition is a contiguous set of blocks on a
drive that are treated as an independent disk.
There are many benefits of having multiple partitions on a
disk. One of the most popular reasons is to separate the operating
system and program files from user files. Many Linux users prefer
the /home directory on a separate partition. This enables the operating
system to be reinstalled without the loss of personal files and
settings, and makes it easier to backup system and user files. Another
essential benefit of partitioning is that it allows
Linux to have a dedicated area for virtual memory swapping. It is also
common to have several partitions on a hard drive, each of which stores
an operating system. This enables users to install and run multiple
operating systems on a computer without using virtualisation.
The process of partitioning a hard drive should not cause any
if anything goes wrong during the process, data can be lost.
it is always best to play safe and perform a full backup before
with partitions on a disk.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that
is available, we have compiled a list of 4 high quality open source
partition tools that offer an excellent way to create, destroy, resize,
move, check and copy partitions.
Now, let's explore the 4 partitioning tools at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews.
||Popular partition editor for graphically managing your
disk utility in GNOME
||GParted and KDE Partition Manager use the Parted
partitioning application for the KDE Platform
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Last Updated Saturday, September 21 2013 @ 04:01 PM EDT