GParted is Gnome's front-end to GNU Parted and its official disk management and partitioning utility. Because of it's robustness, ease of use, and wide support for filesystems it is one of the best graphical partitioning utilities available for Linux.
Installing GParted is easy, however adding support for the filesystems it is capable of supporting may take a little time. If recompiling the kernel is needed then adding support to GParted means emerging the associated userspace tools.
It is important to have kernel support for all the filesystems GParted will be managing. See the respective kernel sections by clicking on the links for each filesystem:
USE flags for sys-block/gparted Gnome Partition Editor
||Include Btrfs support (sys-fs/btrfs-progs)||local|
||Include LUKS volume support (sys-fs/cryptsetup)||local|
||Support for dmraid devices, also known as ATA-RAID, or Fake RAID.||local|
||Include F2FS support (sys-fs/f2fs-tools)||local|
||Include FAT16/FAT32 support (sys-fs/dosfstools)||local|
||Include HFS support (sys-fs/hfsutils)||local|
||Include JFS support (sys-fs/jfsutils)||local|
||Add support for KDE (K Desktop Environment)||global|
||Support for Linux software RAID.||local|
||Include NTFS support (sys-fs/ntfs3g)||local|
||Enable PolicyKit authentication support||global|
||Include ReiserFS4 support (sys-fs/reiser4progs)||local|
||Include ReiserFS support (sys-fs/reiserfsprogs)||local|
||Include UDF support (sys-fs/udftools)||local|
||Include XFS support (sys-fs/xfsprogs, sys-fs/xfsdump)||local|
emerge --ask sys-block/gparted
emerge --ask --unmerge --ask sys-block/gparted
There is not much configuration to GParted.
(Explain how to use the package/software/tool/utility in this section.)
(Remove this section if not applicable.)
Cannot open a certain filesystem type
- parted - The command-line interface to GNU Parted.