GParted - partition with instructions for this program

GParted - partition with instructions for this program


A hard disk can be easily partitioned.


A partition is a contiguous portion of a disk, called a logical drive that goes from a starting block of a hard drive to an end block. Partitioning can, for example, data is stored on another logical drive as the operating system drive. This prevents data being lost when the operating system must be set up again. In GParted is to provide a free downloadable software that allows you to partition your hard drive. You can use it to compress existing partitions or enlarge, create new partitions and delete existing ones.

Prepare and run GParted

  1. First, download GParted is free on the Internet. It is then installed via the installation wizard on your hard drive. The program is started after a successful installation via the Control Panel and GParted partition editor or the command prompt window with the command "gparted".
  2. After starting the program automatically scans the PC for hard disks and existing partitions. This will open a window where the existing hard drives are listed with their partitions.
  3. It also shows what is used for a file system on the partition of the drive letter, how much memory is free in use and and whether it is a bootable partition. The partition where the operating system is located appears, for example, as bootable. Top right there is a drop-down menu with the recognized GParted hard drives.

Instructions for partition

GParted is prepared, it is recommended to perform a back-up the data before partitioning. As never 100% can be guaranteed that it will not cause data loss due to software bugs, hardware problems or loss of power in the process.

  1. You can begin to partition then use the instructions. When a new disk is selected in the partition column contains the entry "unallocated". This must be marked and the submenu partition are called in the menu bar.
  2. There, the entry "New" is selected. Next, the size of the partition is determined, whether it is a primary, extended or logical partition and additionally configure the file system and enter a name for the partition.
  3. Through the "Add" button, the partition is created. The remaining free space keeps the entry "unallocated" and it can be an additional partition to be created in this area.
  4. Existing partitions are listed in the start window of GParted. To change an existing partition, select them and opened with the right mouse button menu. There, the entry "Resize / Move" is selected.
  5. Here you can change the size of the partition. It is also shown how much space by the action is still available or, depending on whether the partition is reduced or increased.
  6. The submenu and select "Format to" you can also specify a new file system, such as fat32 or ntfs. It should be noted that all data will be erased when a new file system for the partition to be created.
  7. A partition that is to be deleted must be marked first. You can then select "Delete" from the menu "partition" of sub-item.
  8. After all partitions have been configured, you can create the partitions configured by clicking the "Apply", modify or delete.
  9. The next window lists the actions to be carried out and their status. Upon successful completion, you must restart your computer to activate the appropriate changes.

No matter what you are going exactly to your hard drive using GParted and a small manual, it should be fairly easy to implement your plan.

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