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Manage Partitions with GParted How-to

Book Description

A task-based, step-by-step guide that empowers you to use your disk space effectively

  • Full of practical examples including screen shots, additional tips, and clear step-by-step instructions

  • Create and move partitions without data loss

  • Identify and manage partitions on all of your disk devices

In Detail

Modern disk drives can store vast amounts of information. To effectively use all of this space, you can partition disk drives into separate storage areas. These separate storage areas enable you to organize your data, improve system performance, and install and use many operating systems

"Manage Partitions with GParted" is a practical, hands-on guide providing you with step-by-step instructions to effectively organize your hard drive. You start with simple tasks that help you identify drives and partitions and progress to advanced tasks such as preparing for new operating systems

This book provides ample screen shots to help you effectively use your hard drive. You start with simple tasks that help you to identify drives and partitions. Next you progress to tasks covering the basics of how to grow, shrink, move, and copy partitions without data loss. You finish with advanced tasks that use the basics to prepare for new operating systems, migrate space between partitions, and share data among Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

By following through the tasks, from basic to advanced, this book will empower you with the knowledge and tools to Manage Partitions with GParted.

Table of Contents

  1. Manage Partitions with GParted How-to
    1. Manage Partitions with GParted How-to
    2. Credits
    3. About the Author
    4. About the Reviewers
    5. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    6. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Downloading the example code
        2. Errata
        3. Piracy
        4. Questions
    7. 1. Manage Partitions with GParted How-to
      1. Manage Partitions with GParted How-to
        1. In the beginning...
        2. GParted software
        3. Importance of computer system backups
        4. Disclaimer
      2. Creating live media and running GParted (Must know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Missing MD5SUM
          2. Missing CD writer software
          3. Additional help
      3. Identifying proper disk device (Must know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...
          1. Device containing data shown as unallocated
      4. Identifying partitions and actions available (Must know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Labeling the partitions
      5. Checking and repairing a partition (Should know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...
          1. Checking and fixing NTFS file systems
      6. Getting space by shrinking a partition (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Moving the left-hand side of a partition
      7. Creating a new partition (Should know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...
          1. Managing partition flags
      8. Moving a partition (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Booting problems after moving
            1. Windows 7/Vista repair commands
            2. Windows XP repair commands
      9. Adding space by growing a partition (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Moving the left-hand side of a partition
      10. Formatting a partition (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works…
        4. There's more...
          1. Labeling the partition
          2. Formatting creates a new UUID
      11. Preparing a new disk device for use (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. MSDOS partition table 2 tebibyte limit
          2. Booting from GPT disk device
          3. References
      12. Copying a partition (Become an expert)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...
          1. UUID and Windows Product Activation
          2. Copying a partition for backup
          3. Pasting into existing partition
          4. Copying all partitions
      13. Deleting a partition (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Deleting a partition by accident
      14. Moving space between partitions (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Growing or moving a partition
      15. Preparing for dual boot with GNU/Linux (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. OEM Partition
      16. Adding space to GPT RAID (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Reference information
      17. Rescuing data from a lost partition (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Restoring a deleted partition
      18. Appendix: Tips and tricks
        1. Maintaining Mac OS X hybrid partition table
        2. Editing iPod partitions
        3. Adding space to virtual machines
        4. Getting help with GParted
        5. Other uses for GParted