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How can Gparted be used?

I went to download

Stable releases of GParted Live


for the 0.4.6-1 version.

After the .iso image is downloaded, I burned it onto a DVD-R.

Then the DVD-R is booted. It let me choose something about the keyboard and then showed several icons on top of the screen:

Power Down, Screenshot, Terminal, GParted, Info, Screen Resolution

but double clicking on GParted has no response at all.

Clicking on Terminal brings out a shell but are we supposed to do any "yum" or "apt-get" there? Isn't the partition app already included? thanks.

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It is included and will start automatically, it needs to analyze your current partitioning scheme. Patience is the key!

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is that right? since there is no hourglass or activity monitor or a percent bar, it looks like it is idle... by the way, the C: isn't moving at all... is it running if that's the case? – 太極者無極而生 Oct 23 '09 at 4:43
I have been waiting 5 minutes now and it is not showing anything... the C: drive light isn't blinking... – 太極者無極而生 Oct 23 '09 at 4:45
Try Ubuntu, maybe gparted liveCD doesn't have specific drivers for your SCSI device. – LiraNuna Oct 23 '09 at 5:16
hm... mine is a Dell Inspiron 530 with 700GB hard drive... should be a fairly basic system. So Ubuntu installation disc has a partition tool and can repartition and then not install Ubuntu? – 太極者無極而生 Oct 23 '09 at 5:45
using this DVD-R on both of my other HP computers can lead to GParted running automatically... it is just the Dell having the problem... – 太極者無極而生 Oct 23 '09 at 7:08

I have had problems with bootable DVD-R's running correctly on some systems, particulary with older IDE Combo drives.

One alternative is burn it to CD-R instead of DVD-R.

Another alternative is booting SysRescueCD. The default boot has GParted GUI launchable from the desktop.

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