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How to use graphical disk partitioning tool in Linux?

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Gparted system default is not integrated into the tool, if necessary, try to get through the link below tools:

Click on the desktop home folder to enter just Gparted Kit download directory.

  1. Right-click Gparted.tar.xz election decompression.
    Generate a Gparted directory after the extraction is completed in the current directory.
  2. Into Gparted directory.
  3. Can be seen as follows 5 rpm packages can be installed directly double-click on.

    1. atkmm-2.22.6-1.i686.rpm
    2. cairomm-1.10.0-2.i686.rpm
    3. gtkmm-2.24.2-2.i686.rpm
    4. pangomm-2.28.4-1.i686.rpm
    5. gparted-0.14.1-1.i686.rpm

    Rpm packages here more, it is recommended that you directly press the F4 key on the keyboard to call up the terminal.
    Installed, enter the following command in the terminal:
    % sudo rpm-Uvh *.rpm --force


  4. After installation, please click on the lower left corner of the icon (start button), select the application from the system main menu → Systempartition editor, open the Gparted partitioning tool.

    The following Gparted tool to use, please reference:

    Because you this as a normal user, open the tool will be asked to verify:


    Directly behind the Password input your current user password given permission to enter the formal interface:


    Specific use, as follows, please reference:

    1. Please turn on your computer, go to the desktop, press Alt + F2 two keys at the same time, will Popup a run command window.

      In the window command (M): behind the text box, enter gparted and then press Enter. The main interface will Popup a partition tools.In the window command (M): behind the text box, enter gparted and then press Enter. The main interface will Popup a partition tools.
    2. Please select the unallocated portion of the left mouse button, and then click the right mouse button, select New, you will be prompted to create a new partition.

      • where the free space before MB keep the default 0, do not change.
      • New size (MiB) back fill you want to divide the partition size, the default is the remaining space on your hard drive (you can not modify, keep the default value, all of the remaining space will be divided END)
      • the rounded cylinder a keep the default, do not move.
      • look at the right of the create, you can select the primary partition.
      • file system must be modified to ext3.
      • other options do not control, you can keep the default.
      • If you want to delete a partition, select directly click the Delete button.

    3. Click on the Add button, and then select Edit from the menu - Apply all operations.
    4. View the leftmost pricked out, remember you by partition device name, such as / dev/sda3.
    5. The new partition is set to start automatically mount:
      Please click on the lower left corner of the icon (start button), and then click on 'Terminal menu item to open the terminal.
      Please enter the command sudo vim% behind / etc / fstab to open the fstab file.
      The letter j Move the cursor down until the cursor moves to the last line.
      Then press the lowercase letter o In this case, the lower-left corner will become the "insert state.
      If your device is called / dev/sda3, mount point / a (operating according to the actual situation), you need to just type the following line:
      / dev/sda3 / a ext3 defaults 0 0

      Entered, press the ESC key English lowercase, and then enter the following command:
      : wq
      then press Enter.