In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GParted on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, GParted or Gnome Partition Editor is a disk partition manager available for the different distro of Linux. Using GParted, we can create and manage the disk partitions. It allows us to create new partition tables, partitions, views the disk information, and many more.
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 the step-by-step installation of the GNOME partition editor on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- 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).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
GParted enables you to easily manage your disk partitions:
- Create partition tables, (e.g., msdos or gpt)
- Create, move, copy, resize, check, label, set new UUID, and delete partitions
- Enable and disable partition flags, (e.g., boot or hidden)
- Align partitions to mebibyte (MiB) or traditional cylinder boundaries
- Attempt data rescue from lost partitions
GParted works with the following storage devices:
- Hard disk drives (e.g., SATA, IDE, and SCSI)
- Flash memory devices, such as USB memory sticks, Solid State Drives (SSD’s), and Non-Volatile Memory Express devices (NVMe’s)
- RAID Devices (hardware RAID, motherboard BIOS RAID, and Linux software RAID)
- All sector sizes (e.g., devices with 512, 1024, 2048, 4096-byte sectors, and more)
Install GParted on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install build-essential
Step 2. Installing GParted on Linux Mint 20.
By default, the GParted disk management and partition tool are available in the Linux Mint repository. Now run the following command below to install GParted to your system:
sudo apt install gparted
Step 3. Accessing GParted on Linux Mint.
Once successfully installed, you can launch GParted from your system’s terminal once it is successfully installed by running the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed GParted. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the GParted open-source disk management and partition tool on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GParted website.