GNOME Partition Editor for creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions. It uses libparted from the parted project to detect and manipulate partition tables. Optional file system tools permit managing file systems not included in libparted.
- Create partition tables (e.g., MSDOS, GPT)
- Create, delete, copy, resize, move, check, set new UUID, or label partitions
- Manipulate btrfs, ext2/3/4, f2fs, FAT16/32, hfs/hfs+, linux-swap, luks, lvm2 pv, nilfs2, NTFS, reiserfs/4, ufs, and xfs file systems
- Enable and disable partition flags (e.g., boot, hidden)
- Align partitions to mebibyte (MiB) or cylinder boundaries
- Attempt data rescue from lost partitions
- Supports hardware RAID, motherboard BIOS RAID, Linux software RAID
- Supports all sector sizes (e.g., 512, 1024, 2048, 4096 byte sectors)
Extremely useful, I use it every time I reinstall my system
I have yet to use this for the following reason: I downloaded the Live CD and it would not boot. This is caused by the fact that the ISO I downloaded was set up for EFI booting and not bios booting. It would save time and resources if the developers would add either MBR or EFI_GPT to the end of the file name so that users know which Live CD ISO will work on their equipment. EFI_GPT will not boot on a BIOS MBR system so don't say that it will. All one need to is do a web search "computer won't boot with 4T usb drive connected" and you will see the issue. It turns out that BIOS systems that look for the MBR, and do not know anything about GPT drives, will crash when a GPT drive that does not have an MBR connected. Two systems I have wont' go past the "enter setup boot menu" screen. In fact, with a GPT drive connected to the USB port, once the computer reaches the aforementioned screen, it will not respond to any key command, not even the ole CTRL+ALT+DEL reboot sequence. Take care.
1) Free 2) Simple and easy to use GUI. 3) Can partition Linux and Windows OSes Here is what I needed done and GParted did without issue. I had Windows 2000 server HDD with 12gb (OS) and 400gb(data) partitions.I wanted to resize the OS partition to 50gb by taking 48 from data partition. I was able to do it in few easy steps. I would highly recommend GParted.
I had to increase a Windows 7 64-bit VirtualBox VM C: drive partition from 128GB to 256 GB. GParted was fast and worked out of the box.