How To Use GParted - Easy and Simple Guide

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How To Use GParted - Easy and Simple Guide

Postby amjjawad » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:22 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm sure there are many Guides/Howtos/Tutorials about GParted but I'm creating this one for two main reasons:

1- LXDE Community must have as much Guides/Howtos as possible. One Stop Place that does have it all :)
2- I do write many guides and instead of repeating the same over and over again, I could just refer to this guide :)

As usual, an image could speak 1000 words, thus, I'm going to explain with images and some paragraphs.

Lubutnu 11.10 Live-CD is going to be used in this Guide/Howto.
A 4GB USB Drive is going to be used in this Guide/Howto. Note that SAME can be applied to any Disk (Internal HDD, USB or External HDD).


Introduction:
Some useful links that I recommend to have a look at:
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GParted
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=gparted

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_partitioning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition



Steps:

1- Turn ON your machine and insert Lubutnu 11.10 Live-CD

2- Please, make sure your machine boots first from the CD-Drive. You may need to enter BIOS to double check that. Usually, each computer with CD-Drive does boot first from CD by default.

3- Choose your Language then select "Try Lubuntu without installation". Please, note that in some cases, you may be dropped to CLI. As a workaround for this case, please see this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p= ... stcount=35

4- While on the Live Desktop, please start GParted:

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5-Please, make sure to select the correct Drive from GParted Drive List on the Top Right Screen. In this example, it will be /dev/sdc

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6- This is how the Drive may look like:

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7- Now, it depends on your needs. Why on the first place you need GParted? for what purpose? hope I can cover all the possible cases and needs on this Guide :)


Scenarios:

A- Wipe the Disk

The best, shortest and easiest way in my humble opinion, is to create New Partition Table and that will wipe the Disk in one click. You don't have to delete each partition.

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If you want to use the old classic way OR you want to delete ONLY some partitions, then:

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B- Create Partition(s)

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C- Resize/Move Partition(s)

COMING SOON!

Enjoy :)
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Re: How To Use GParted - Easy and Simple Guide

Postby Rex Bouwense » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:14 am

Now I know what you have been doing while this web site was down. Good job.
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Re: How To Use GParted - Easy and Simple Guide

Postby rokytnji » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:35 am

Since I do documentation also, and know it for a thankless job. Also know the effort it takes also.

Way to go and thank you amjjawad :D
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Re: How To Use GParted - Easy and Simple Guide

Postby Bob E » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:35 pm

C- Resize/Move Partition(s)

COMING SOON!

It figures! This is the one I need. :lol:

Otherwise, great tutorial!

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Re: How To Use GParted - Easy and Simple Guide

Postby amjjawad » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:18 pm

Rex Bouwense wrote:Now I know what you have been doing while this web site was down. Good job.
Rex

You caught me, my friend :D
Thanks a lot :)

rokytnji wrote:Since I do documentation also, and know it for a thankless job. Also know the effort it takes also.

Way to go and thank you amjjawad :D


Thanks a lot, I really appreciate that :)
I enjoy writing these guides and I enjoy more taking Screenshots :D


Bob E wrote:
C- Resize/Move Partition(s)

COMING SOON!

It figures! This is the one I need. :lol:

Otherwise, great tutorial!


Hahaha, well, I know but I need some time to finish it :)
If I'm going to come up with new guides every 2-3 days, I'll be lost in the middle of no where ... must slow down but can't resist :D
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