Last night I needed to modify one of my partitions from inside Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10). I quickly realized that the familiar Partition Editor was nowhere to be found. I was quite stumped and looked through all the menus and didn’t find it. There is a simple reason for why I didn’t find it, it’s no longer installed by default on newer Ubuntu releases.

Fortunately, adding the Partition Editor, its true name is GParted, is extremely easy with package management.

  1. Load Synaptic (System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager)
  2. Type gparted inside the Quick search box and click the Search button
  3. Right-click the Package named “gparted” and select “Mark for Installation”
  4. Click the Apply button toward the top of the window
  5. Wait for the package to install

Now that GParted is installed, you can access it via System > Administration > Partition Editor.

Happy partitioning.

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