Partitioning or Resizing Drives In Ubuntu Using GParted

Ubuntu does not come with any graphical tools to repartition or resize a drive. Luckily, GParted comes to the rescue!

1. Install GParted
sudo apt-get install gparted

2. Launch the program:

menu gparted partition editor

3. Select the media to partition:
Sometimes the best way to make sure you’re looking at the right drive is by the total space available.

screenshot-dev-sda-gparted.png

4. Steps here will be slightly different if you are deleting an old partition, or resizing an existing one. This program is very intuitive, so if you’re doing something other than creating a new partition, you should be able to figure it out easily.

screenshot-create-new-partition.png

Notice how it queues up the operations in the status bar – no changes are made until we click on Apply.

screenshot-dev-sdc-gparted-1.png

screenshot-apply-operations-to-harddisk.png

screenshot-applying-pending-operations.png

screenshot-applying-pending-operations-1.png

Easy as pie.

  • http://www.mjnbrn.net Ben

    GParted is nice. However I prefer QTParted. It might have it’s own bootdisk, but it can be found on Knoppix. Knoppix is a nifty Live CD linux. Try it out if you havnet and you get the chance :)

  • horker

    I did it using mepis’ qtparted (installed on another partition). Knoppix’ qtparted did not surpass the /dev/mapper.

  • Daniel

    gparted

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  • pushpander

    I HAVE INSTALL UBUNTU ON FULL HARD DISK AND WHEN I START TO USE GPART THERE IS NO OPTION FOR NEW PARTITION OR RESIZE EXIXTING
    PLEASE HELP ME OUT
    THANX………………

  • pushpander

    AND I WAS UNABLE TO MOUNT IT IT SHOWS THE MESSAGE Could not unmount /dev/sda1
    The partition could not be unmounted from the following mount points:

    /

    Most likely other partitions are also mounted on these mount points. You are advised to unmount them manually.

  • Luke

    Gparted is hard to use, reverts upon reboot , It needs a complete rethink