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Re: gnu-parted isn't as good-looking as gparted

From: Curtis Gedak
Subject: Re: gnu-parted isn't as good-looking as gparted
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:21:27 -0700
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Hi Shirish,

shirish शिरीष wrote:
Hi all,
     I installed Debian Squeeze 6.0. I used the graphical installer to
install Squeeze.  While partitioning it was using gnu parted. While I
was working with that, I was surprised to see that I had to do 3
things, delete the old partitions, give the new sizes for partitions
and then say "Done setting up the partition " or something to that

If I compare it vis-a-vis gparted (or Gnome partition Editor) which
Ubuntu uses as the default partitioner for a newbie, its much more
comfortable. It took me say 5-10 minutes to figure out what I had to

If your concern is with the Debian Squeeze 6.0 installer, you might wish to raise this issue with the Debian team. :)

Each GNU/Linux distribution is free choose which partition manager to use.

You might even be able to use GParted from a Debian Squeeze Live CD simply by running a command to install the software, such as:
    sudo apt-get install gparted

I am not trying to criticize but ask if it has been felt by other
people too. It might be wrong in my part to compare the two
partitioners but that's the way it is.

As background information the Parted project provides the libparted library for partition editing and also a command line interface that uses the library. The GParted project provides a graphical user interface to the libparted library.

GParted would not exist were it not for the hard work of the Parted project team and their generosity in providing the library for use under the terms of the GPL. If you are curious, there are also other tools that use the libparted library, such as pyparted, and qtparted.

Curtis Gedak
(Maintainer of GParted)

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