Introduction to Gparted

Gparted is the Gnome Partition Editor, a Gtk 2 GUI for other command line tools that can create, reorganise or delete disk partitions.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.

Package Information

Gparted Dependencies


Gtkmm-2.24.4, Intltool-0.50.2 and parted-3.1


GNOME Doc Utils and Rarian-0.8.1

User Notes:

Installation of Gparted

Install Gparted by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-doc &&

This package does not come with a testsuite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-doc: This switch disables building of the optional documentation. Remove it if you have installed GNOME Doc Utils.

Using Gparted

To manipulate file systems Gparted has a run time dependency on various file system tools (you only need to install the tools for file systems you actually use): e2fsprogs (installed as part of LFS), jfsutils-1.1.15, ntfs-3g-2013.1.13, reiserfsprogs-3.6.24, xfsprogs-3.1.11, btrfs-progs, dosfstools, mtools (required to read and write FAT16/32 volume labels and UUIDs), hfsutils, hfsprogs, nilfs-utils and reiser4progs.


Installed Programs: gparted and gpartedbin
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/gnome/help/gparted and /usr/share/omf/gparted

Short Descriptions


is a shell script which sets up the environment before calling gpartedbin.


is the Gparted binary.

Last updated on 2013-08-26 04:18:11 -0700