How To Install Gparted 0.16.2 On Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, Linux Mint 15, 14, 13, Pear OS 8 And Elemenetary OS 0.2

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Gparted is a a graphical user interface application for managing partitions and hard disks. It allows the users to easily create, delete, resize, check partitions, set new UUIDs and has support for the most important file systems, including: btrfs, ext2/ext3/ext4, fat16/fat32, hfs/hfs+, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs/reiser4 and many others. The latest version available is Gparted 0.16.2, which has been released with many bugfixes.

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In this article I will show you how to install Gparted 0.16.2 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

Because it is available via the GetDeb repository, installing Gparted 0.16.2 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Pear OS is easy. All you have to do is download and install the GetDeb repository, update the system and install the gparted package. Like this:

$ wget -c archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gparted

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One comment on “How To Install Gparted 0.16.2 On Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, Linux Mint 15, 14, 13, Pear OS 8 And Elemenetary OS 0.2
  1. JohnS says:

    Thanks for this. I had forgotten about the GetDeb repos and was almost pulling my hair out from trying to get a 32-bit build (which included ‘parted-3.x’) to run on a Deepin Linux (based in Ubuntu 13.04) 64-bit install – installs fine, but refused to run, insisting that it needed ‘libgtkmm’ libraries. Mixing 32-bit and 64-bit makes for headaches… In fact, after getting Gparted installed, I then immediately removed my 32-bit Wine 1.6.2 install (built on Ubuntu 10.04LTS, now EOL, which I still use as my main OS on one computer) and installed the native 64-bit version.

    Frankly, it’s a disgrace that such an old version of Gparted is still found in the Ubuntu repos. Gparted 0.12 suffers from a MAJOR acknowledged bug (678831) where the action of resizing extended partitions can (WILL imo) lead to “overlapping-partitions” which is a major pain to correct. In fact, if you do a search, you will find that most recommendations are to reformat your drive!!! And all thanks to Gparted. The SECOND time this “overlapping-partition” state happened after using Gparted on my drive, I finally figured out how to fix the problem without resorting to a reformat. NONE of the available M$ software that I could find could fix it. It’s actually a native-linux called “testdisk” that saves the day. It’s a great little CLI app that allows you to rescue files from a corrupted system, as well as attempting to fix the dreaded “overlapping-partition” problem – and does so admirably! The only caveat is that you MUST then run M$ check-disk on the drive – Gparted check-disk does not work. And all this hassle just because of an ancient version of Gparted is still available in the Ubuntu repositories…

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