Managing the partitions of a hard drive doesn't need to be complicated. That's what the coders of GParted must have been thinking when they created a LiveCD based on Linux.
Manage partitions without complications
GParted Live offers an environment to control the partitions of a hard drive, with an interface designed with simplicity in mind, with the idea of making the process easier. It can be launched from a USB or CD and is compatible with multiple file systems, allowing all kinds of management tasks to be performed on partitioned drives.
Features of GNOME Partition Editor
- Compatibility with EXT2, EXT3, FAT16, FAT32, HFS, HFS+, JFS, SWAP, NTFS, REISERFS, REISER4, UFS and XFS file systems.
- Possibility to delete, create, reduce and expand partitions.
- Simple and tidy interface.
Tools included in GParted
As you can see, GParte is a kind of small lightweight Linux distribution based on Slackware. Therefore, although its main purpose is to manage partitions, it also includes a series of tools that can be useful for other tasks:
- lxterminal: a terminal emulator to access the command line.
- pcmanfm: a graphical file manager.
- leafpad: a graphical text editor.
- netsurf: a lightweight web browser.
- gsmartcontrol: a tool to inspect hard drives and SSD disks.
- calcool: a scientific calculator for algebra operations.
Now that you know, to manage hard drive partitions from a simple graphical interface, don't hesitate to download GParted for free.