In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Gparted on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, GParted is a free partition manager that enables you to resize, copy, and move partitions without data loss. Furthermore, it provides many features such as one partition mirroring with others. It is to be noted that Gparted supports several filesystems such as btrfs, ext2/ext3/ext4, fat16/fat32, lvm2, NTFS, and xfs. Also, you can use a variety of storage devices such as SATA/IDE/SCSI, Flash memory, SSD, and RAID with GParted.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Gparted partition manager on a CentOS 8.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Gparted.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Gparted on CentOS 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf update sudo dnf install epel-release
Step 2. Installing Gparted on CentOS 8.
Now we run the following command below to install Gparted to your CentOS system:
sudo dnf install gparted
Step 3. Accessing GParted on CentOS.
Once successfully installed, launch it by using the Activities section. Click on the system ‘Activities’ section and then type ‘
gparted’ in the displaying search bar:
Next, click on the icon that is showing on the desktop to open the GUI of Gnome partition software. You can create, resize, format, and delete any disk partition.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Gparted. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Gparted partition editor on your CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Gparted website.