GParted is an open source and free partition manager. GParted can create and edit partitions. It's a GUI (Graphical User Interface) so it's easy to to create or edit partitions on our hard disk using GParted. GParted recently released its 0.25.0 version that now shows a progress bar when checking or resizing ext2/3/4 partitions. Here is how you can install or update to GParted 0.25.0 in Ubuntu or other derivatives distros.
What's New In GParted 0.25.0?
GParted 0.25.0 released with new feature and bug fixes. The new feature that shows a progress bar when checking or resizing ext2/3/4 partitions. GParted 0.25.0 also fixed many bug fixes.
Key changes include:
For more information on the bug fixes read this.
How To Install/Upgrade To GParted 0.25.0 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
If you install GParted through default PPA in Ubuntu then you will end up installing an old version. You can install the 0.25.0 by downloading and compiling .tar.gz file. Don't worry I will tell you how to do it. Let's get started! It's easy!
Step 1. Download GParted
Step 2. Extract files from .tar.gz file. For ease extract in Desktop.
Step 3. Open Terminal (ctrl + alt + t) and move into the folder you extracted from tar.gz using 'cd' command.
Step 4. Install all the dependencies that are required to compile GParted.
On Debian or Ubuntu or any other derivatives, use the following commands to install dependencies -
$ sudo apt-get build-dep gparted
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential e2fsprogs uuid uuid-dev \ gnome-common libparted-dev libgtkmm-2.4-dev \ libdevmapper-dev gnome-doc-utils docbook-xml
Step 5. Compile and install GParted 0.25.0
$ sudo make
Make sure that you install all the dependencies mentioned in Step 4 otherwise you will get errors while compiling the program.
After the compilation has completed, search for GParted in your application. You can also open GParted from terminal.
$ sudo gparted