Sunday, January 1, 2012

How to create linux partition using gparted

When I install linux with the condition of the computer only has a windows partition. I usually use the gparted application to set the linux partition. GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions. With GParted you can resize, copy, and move partitions without data loss.
You can download gparted here. (LIVEUSB)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/files/gparted-live-stable/

You can Flash to flash disk using unetbootin.

Then boot pc/notebook using live usb.Then run gparted. As for example this my partition.






For Example the windows partition is on /dev/sdb5, right click on /dev/sdb5 then click on resize/move. It will show like this.




Now you can resize, click on arrow left/right, if you set left arrow, the new partition will be located before the old partition and vice versa. For this example i choose left arrow. (Grey area is a new partition 27gb), then click resize/move.


A new partition is unallocated.





Right click on Unallocated, then click new & set your partition. For linux (ext4), then click add.




A new partition is created.





Then click on (->), apply all operations, then quit, reboot. Now you can install linux on new partition that you created.
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