Install GParted 0.17.0 in Linux Mint 16

Add the GParted disk utility to your Linux Mint 16 computer

By , ITworld |  Software, Linux, linux mint

GParted lets you manage your hard disks and partitions. Version 0.17.0 has been released, here's how you can install it in Linux Mint 16.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.

wget -q -O – http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu saucy-getdeb apps” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list’

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gparted

Here's a list of changes from the GParted 0.17.0 release notes:

GParted 0.17.0 (2013-12-09)
============================

Release Notes
-------------
This release of GParted adds the ability to perform online resizing
for systems that support this capability. Also included are bug
fixes and language translation updates.

### Key changes include:

* Add support for online resize
- requires patched version of libparted, kernel >= 3.6, and a config flag
- See README for more details
* Recognize Linux Swap Suspend and Software RAID partitions
* Fix busy detection for Linux Software RAID and extended partitions
* Fix systemctl runtime mask to prevent automounting partitions

Bug Fixes
---------
* Add support for online resize (#694622)
* Fix usage of swap space is not reported (#708107)
* Turn on resize2fs progress bar (#709276)
* Fix systemctl runtime mask to prevent automounting partitions (#708378)
* Stop using deprecated method free_colors() (part of #652044)
* Stop using deprecated widget alignment enumerators (part of #652044)
* Recognize Linux Swap Suspend and Software RAID partitions (#709640)
- Prevent GParted starting stopped Linux Software RAID arrays
* Fix busy detection for Linux Software RAID and extended partitions (#712633)
* Make partition information dialog warnings selectable (#705596)
* Change default file system to ext4 with fall back to ext3/2 (#711114)
* Add an AppData file (#709164)
- Thanks to Piotr Drąg for making the AppData file translatable

Code Credits
------------
Code enhancements are courtesy of Mike Fleetwood, Phillip Susi,
Richard Hughes, and Curtis Gedak.

Translations (new/updated)
--------------------------
cs(Marek Černocký), de(Christian Kirbach), fr(Claude Paroz),
it(Milo Casagrande), lv(Rūdolfs Mazurs), ml(Anish Sheela),
pl(Piotr Drąg), pt_BR(Rafael Ferreira), ro(Daniel Șerbănescu),
tr(Muhammet Kara), zh_HK(Chao-Hsiung Liao), zh_TW(Chao-Hsiung Liao)

Dependencies (new/updated)
--------------------------
* Optionally enable the capability to perform online resizes by
using configure flag --enable-online-resize if and only if you
have an "online-resize" patched version of libparted and Linux
kernel >= 3.6.

Additional resources for GParted
GParted Help
GParted News
GParted Site


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