GParted – partition editor software

GParted (Gnome Partition Editor) is the GNOME Partition Editor application.

GParted is an industrial-strength package for creating, destroying, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the filesystems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data residing on hard disks and mirroring one partition with another (disk imaging).

It uses libparted to detect and manipulate devices and partition tables while several (optional) filesystem tools provide support for filesystems not included in libparted.

There are also Live CD and Live USB versions available, based on Gentoo Catalyst and built on the latest 2.6 Linux kernel. GParted is also available on other Linux live CDs, including recent versions of Knoppix.

Features include:

  • Create partition tables.
  • Support for the following filesystems: btrfs, ext2, ext3, ext4, FAT16, FAT32, HFS, HFS+, JFS, Linux-swap, NTFS, Reiserfs, Reister4, UFS, and
    XFS.
  • Growing, shrinking, moving and copying partitions.
  • Enable and disable partition flags (e.g., boot, hidden).
  • Can be used with storage devices other than hard disks such as USB flash drives, and memory cards.
  • Align partitions to mebibyte (MiB) or cylinder boundaries.
  • Attempt data rescue from lost partitions.
  • Supports hardware RAID, motherboard BIOS RAID, and Linux software RAID.
  • Supports all sector sizes (e.g., 512, 1024, 2048, 4096 byte sectors).

Website: gparted.org
Support: Forums
Developer: GParted Developers
License: GNU GPL v2

GParted

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