How to resize partition Linux: Gparted, command line

How to resize partition Linux: Gparted, command line

Operating systems, such as Linux, provides partitioning software to resize partitions without any data loss. It's possible to resize a partition using Gparted in an easy and a convenient way. Gparted partitioning software is available for free download. To modify the partition with Gparted, it has to be downloaded and then burned into a blank CD.

This CD will be used as a bootable CD in order to resize the partition on Linux. Follow these easy instructions to resize a partition using Gparted on Linux without losing any data. The process may take some time to complete. So, If you have a partition and you want to enlarge or reduce it without losing data you might find Gparted does what you want.

To use Gparted on Linux:

  • Download GParted.
  • Download InfraRecorder, a program to burn the ISO image of GParted on a blank CD.

  • Restart the computer introducing the CD into the drive (please make sure that your BIOS is properly configured to boot from CD-ROM: change the boot sequence BIOS)

  • When prompted, choose ignore the boot options unless you want to declare a specific device:

  • Choose the language:
  • Choose the keymap:
  • Choose the screen depth:
  • Choose the resolution:
  • Gparted should then launch and display a screen showing disks and partitions:
  • Click to repartition the disk (/dev/hda1 is usually the first IDE drive, /dev/hda2 for the second. /Dev/sda1 is the first SCSI or Serial-ATA, /dev/sda2 in the second, etc.)

  • Click "Resize":
  • A window then prompts you to resize the partition:

Then click "Apply."

Warning: After this stage, it will be impossible to undo.

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