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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

USE flags for sys-block/gparted Gnome Partition Editor

btrfs Include Btrfs support (sys-fs/btrfs-progs) local
cryptsetup Include LUKS volume support (sys-fs/cryptsetup) local
dmraid Support for dmraid devices, also known as ATA-RAID, or Fake RAID. local
f2fs Include F2FS support (sys-fs/f2fs-tools) local
fat Include FAT16/FAT32 support (sys-fs/dosfstools) local
hfs Include HFS support (sys-fs/hfsutils) local
jfs Include JFS support (sys-fs/jfsutils) local
mdadm Support for Linux software RAID. local
ntfs Include NTFS support (sys-fs/ntfs3g) local
reiser4 Include ReiserFS4 support (sys-fs/reiser4progs) local
reiserfs Include ReiserFS support (sys-fs/reiserfsprogs) local
udf Include UDF support (sys-fs/udftools) local
wayland Enable interim workaround to allow running GParted under Wayland by granting permission to the X11 display using x11-apps/xhost. local
xfs Include XFS support (sys-fs/xfsprogs, sys-fs/xfsdump) local


root #emerge --ask sys-block/gparted


root #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

See also

  • parted - The command-line interface to GNU Parted.

External resources