Qtparted - a graphical partition editor

Messing around with partitions can be a somewhat tricky, and dangerous business (especially if you 'forgot' to do that backup before you get started). While there's not a lot you can do to make the concepts easier to understand or reduce the risks, there are several graphical tools for partitioning that can make it a little easier to do.

One such tool is Qtparted. Like its GTK cousin Gparted, Qtparted offers a graphical look at your disks and allows you (in Partition Magic style) to make modifications by formatting, resizing, adding, deleting... you name it, Qtparted can probably do it.

Qtparted screenshot

Like Gparted, any modifications you make are held in a queue and aren't written to disk until you choose Commit. This means it's extremely useful for playing around and hypothesising the best way to solve a problem without actually making any physical changes until you're sure.

It occasionally runs into some problems when dealing with filesystems that aren't native to Linux, but overall, Qtparted is a vital tool to have in an system administrator or tweaker's toolkit.

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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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Discussion: Qtparted - a graphical partition editor

  1. Jabapyth (guest)

    # Posted on 24 September 2007 at 04:40 PM

    One thing gparted has that wins it for me: ntfs resizing. qtparted can't :'(

  2. Eric M. (guest)

    # Posted on 25 September 2007 at 07:25 AM

    Are you sure ? http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/features.en.html


  3. Embedded (guest)

    # Posted on 25 September 2007 at 04:08 PM

    Gparted or QTparted are useless without being on a bootable disk/cd that is not the one you are working on.

    So please publish links.


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