Install GParted 0.17.0 in Ubuntu 13.10

Add the GParted disk utility to your Ubuntu 13.10 system

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GParted lets you manage your hard disks and partitions. Version 0.17.0 has been released, here's how you can install it in Ubuntu 13.10.

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)

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Release Notes

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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

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* 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

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Code enhancements are courtesy of Mike Fleetwood, Phillip Susi,

Richard Hughes, and Curtis Gedak.

Translations (new/updated)

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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)

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* 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

Read more: Linux G

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