I have used a lot of paid versions of software to manage and resize the partitions on my hard drive but as the recession hit hard my company didn’t wanted to pay for another license.

So I started looking towards the holly light of “open source”

I came across a fantastic utility called GPARTED. It is an excellent piece of software and really easy to use.

Just download the .iso from

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

Or from CNET

http://download.cnet.com/GParted-LiveCD/3000-2094_4-10698802.html

Once downloaded just burn it onto a disc.

  • Boot the computer from the disc and the it will give an option to choose touch key-map
  • Then select the language you want to use.
  • Choose the visual settings

You will then see the screen with your hard drive and the current partitions.

From this stage onwards I hope you what want to do, that is you should have a basic knowledge of partitions, partition types and size requirements.

Publisher’s description

Gnome Partition Editor

The GParted application is the GNOME partition editor for creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions.

A disk device can be subdivided into one or more partitions. The GParted application enables you to change the partition organization on a disk device while preserving the contents of the partitions.

With GParted you can accomplish the following tasks:

  • Create a partition table on a disk device.
  • Enable and disable partition flags such as boot and hidden.

Perform actions with partitions such as:

  • create or delete
  • resize or move
  • check
  • label
  • copy and paste

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