GParted LiveCD 0.2.5-1 ( Gnome Partition Editor ) is a must have Live CD for any Linux User that like to play around with their partitions. This LiveCD worked flawlessly on my test machine. Please read full review!
Well I downloaded the new GParted LiveCD 0.2.5-1 ( Gnome Partition Editor ) today and thought I would review it’s main operation. GParted LiveCD 0.2.5-1 basically resizes Ext2, Ext3, FAT16, FAT32, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4,
NTFS, XFS, and other filesystem formats.
My test machine was my son’s Gateway machine with a 100g hard drive that was totally taken other by Windows XP. This afternoon he is at a birthday party so what a great time to check out this LiveCD.
Boot up of the CD was easy as it boots directly from the CDROM drive. You are first presented with a few text based screens that ask which keyboard and what video driver to use as well as screen resolution and color bit.
This Gateway machine has a Nividia add-on video card so I choose the NV driver that was presented to me. All in all the boot up process probably took less than 30 seconds on this test machine. Once everything was up I was presented with a great X interface saying Gnome Partition Editor that showed how my current 100g harddrive was setup. It also showed the disk usage amount and total remaining amount of hard drive space.
By clicking on the NTFS partition I was able to right-click and choose resize. I was then presented with a menu that showed how much space I wanted to resize this partition too. Basically, I can take space away from the end of the partition but was unable to take the space away from the beginning.
I am now going to explain how I created both a 10gig Linux Ext3 file partition as well as a 1 gig Linux Swap partition.. I choose to resize the partition and draw from the existing NTFS partition 11 gigs. Once I resized this and applyed it I was left with 11 gigs of unallocated space. I then choose this partition and decided to make a Linux 10gig partition. You do this by right clicking on the unallocated partition and choose NEW. You are presented with a menu where you tell the partition to be 10gig and Ext3. You apply this setting and you will see a 1gig unallocated space which you then right click on and choose it to be a NEW Linux Swap.
Once this is all done you just clcik on the apply button and watch it work. It will do what it needs and then tell you that all tasks are completed. Eject the CD and reboot.
If going into WinXP it will run a scandisk but shortly after you will see WinXP boot.
In conclusion, this GParted LiveCD 0.2.5-1 ( Gnome Partition Editor ) is a great tool for those that may be new to Linux and want to resize their current partitions. This LiveCD functions alot like the Window’s program called PartitionMagic but heah, This GParted LiveCD 0.2.5-1 is free!
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Enjoy and send me your comments.
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