In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GParted on Debian 12. For those of you who didn’t know, GParted, the GNOME Partition Editor, is an indispensable tool for managing disk partitions on Debian 12 (Bookworm) and other Linux distributions. Whether you are a seasoned system administrator or a Linux enthusiast, understanding how to install and utilize GParted can save you from potential data disasters and streamline your disk management tasks.
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 step-by-step install the GParted partition editor on a Debian 12 (Bookworm).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 12 (Bookworm).
- 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 Debian 12 Bookworm
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
This command will refresh the repository, allowing you to install the latest versions of software packages.
Step 2. Installing GParted on Debian 12.
- Method 1: Installing from the Official Debian Repositories
Once the package list is updated, you can install GParted by running the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt install gparted
This will download and install GParted and any necessary dependencies.
- Method 2: Compiling from Source
Now download the GParted source code from the official website or use the following command to fetch it:
Extract the source code archive:
tar -xzf gparted-1.5.0.tar.gz
Compile and install GParted:
cd gparted-1.5.0 ./configure make sudo make install
Step 3. Launch GParted on Debian.
After the installation is complete, you can launch GParted by searching for it in the applications menu or by running the following command in the terminal:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed GParted. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the GParted partition editor on Debian 12 Bookworm. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GParted website.