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.
- Load Synaptic (System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager)
- Type gparted inside the Quick search box and click the Search button
- Right-click the Package named “gparted” and select “Mark for Installation”
- Click the Apply button toward the top of the window
- Wait for the package to install
Now that GParted is installed, you can access it via System > Administration > Partition Editor.
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